Showing posts with label HISTORY OF NIGERIAN LEGAL PROFESSION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HISTORY OF NIGERIAN LEGAL PROFESSION. Show all posts

Sunday, 25 January 2015

                                       HISTORY OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA




The foundation of the legal profession in Nigeria dates back to the period before the advent of the British in Nigeria. But the profession in its present form comprising practitioner of the English type of law came into being in 1861, when English law and English type of courts were imposed on the Colony of Lagos by virtue of Ordinance No 3 of 1863 . The Supreme Court Ordinance, 1876 is the first significant regulatory statute relating to the practice profession and it provided that “The Chief justice shall have power to approve, admit and enroll to practice as barristers and solicitors in the court such persons as shall have been admitted as solicitors… in any of the courts of London, Dublin and Edinburgh”
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