First of all, no don’t go down low, some people say I leased my property while others say I rented my property. Both are right, but as a legal somebody, you ought to know that leases are above 3 years while tenancies are 3 years and below. Now that that is out of the […]Read more "Leases"
There is nothing to drafting an affidavit. It is basically you relaying the facts within your knowledge. But you have to get a person to do it. This person must be: Competent – take your mind back to Evidence law in Uni, remember everything you learnt about competency of a witness, it applies here. (We […]Read more "Affidavits"
Yep, I know it sounds like a cool band name (or not). There are loads of interlocutory applications like I said earlier but there a set of them known as INJUNCTIONS. Injunctions are equitable reliefs granted at the discretion of the court. Injunctions are mostly used to maintain the status quo and ensure that the decision […]Read more "The Interlocutories"
Civil actions are commenced by 4 different types of documents. These documents are collectively called originating processes. All four are applicable in both Lagos and Abuja High Courts. The rules for determining which applies are also largely the same. Where difference lies is usually additional documents Writ of Summons: This is the most commonly used […]Read more "Commencement of Actions in Civil Litigation"
When a matter is before a court, think of it like a well-serviced train, functioning well and prepared by you (the lawyer), ready to hit the road (or more appropriately, the tracks) and to be buoyed to your audience, the judge. And suddenly new facts come up that you just must let your audience know, or there […]Read more "Interlocutory Applications: Stopping the moving train"
When a matter is brought before a court, it is brought by Legal Persons (Whether real or artificial). Personhood is governed by law and largely along the following parameters. Age: It’s not like an infant is not a person but he or she cannot stand alone before the court. So the infant can sue or […]Read more "Parties in Civil Litigation"
No we are not doing a science experiment…LOL! To determine jurisdiction or to make sure we have the right idea about it we ask three questions in this order: WHERE? Where did this matter take place/where did the bad guy strike/where is our subject matter located/where does our potential defendant live or do business? In […]Read more "More On Jurisdiction: The litmus test"