DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 204)
“It Is Professional Misconduct For Lawyer To Under Charge Client.

A lawyer is entitled to adequate payment for his services. Legal Practice is the business of legal Practitioners. Although a lawyer’s fee can be reduced or be no fee at all on grounds of special relationship or poorness of client, it unprofessional for a lawyer to under charge clients. Undercharging (Undercutting) is a professional misconduct.

My authorities are Rules 48 (1) and 52 of Rules of Professional Conduct For Legal Practitioners, 2007.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 193)
“Legal Practitioners In Nigeria Can Advertise Anywhere and Anytime”

Legal practitioners in Nigeria are permitted to advertise their practise to the public, anywhere and anytime, so far as it is not false, unfair or disturbing. Legal practitioners can advertise online, blogs, social media, bill boards, flyers, walls, public places, vehicles, banners, on radio and television among other channels. There is nothing in the Rules of Professional Conduct that prohibits legal practitioners from advertising rather from soliciting professional employment.

My authority is Rule 39 of Rules of Professional Conduct For Legal Practitioners, 2007.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 174)
“Legal Practitioners Cannot Sell Land In Nigeria.”

Practise of law is for legal practitioners alone. A legal practitioner is a lawyer that has been called to the Nigerian Bar. Legal practitioners are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct For legal Practitioners 2007. Among the provisions of the said Rule, is that legal practitioners cannot engage in any other profession. The survey, valuation and sell of land is for another profession (Estate Surveyors and Valuers), hence no legal practitioner can combine such profession with law practise. Note, that a lawyer can work as “Transaction Adviser” as well as “Due Diligence and Compliance Expert” for any land transaction but cannot be a mere land agent, jobber and estate manager.

My authorities are Rule 7 of Rules of Professional Conduct For Legal Practitioners 2007 and the Judgement In NBA V. IBEBUNJO (2013) 18 NWLR (PT. 1386)

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