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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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Upon hearing the application of Onyekachi Umah, Esq. LLM., ACIArb(UK) on behalf of the judgment creditor in the case of MRS. FINE ALUKO V. DIAMOND BANK PLC (Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1419/2009), the court sitting in Apo ordered contempt proceedings against the directors of the judgment debtor (Diamond Bank PlC).

Onyekachi Umah, Esq. has received a "Special Award" in recognition of his contribution to the growth of young lawyers in the Corps legal Aid Scheme and Nigeria in general. Mr. Umah was awarded along side Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN and other distinguished senior lawyers by the Corps Legal Aid Group of Federal Capital Territory, at an event at the Abuja Film Village Theatre, Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Area 10, Abuja on Monday 24 September 2018.

Onyekachi Umah, Esq has been featured by a leading national newspaper (This Day Newspaper) as a legal personality of the week in its edition of September 11, 2018. Mr. Umah answered questions in his interview, giving insights to his law practise in Nigeria, passion to increase access to legal information and awareness as well as advice to other legal practitioners across Nigeria. Details of the interview as published by This Day Newspaper are contained below.

Our own Onyekachi Umah will be delivering a lecture on “Electricity Law Practice in Nigeria; Role of Young Lawyers” at a One Day Workshop organised for Corps Legal Aid Scheme, FCT, Abuja. It will be at Old Parade Ground, Garki, Abuja, FCT on Monday 25 June, 2018 by 9am. Lecture materials of this #SabiLawLecture (Lecture 004) will be available on this website!

 
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1. History of Nigerian Electricity sector 
2. Legal framework for Electricity law
3. Regulators and Stakeholders for Electricity law 
4. Role of Young Lawyers
 
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“We have enjoyed democracy as a country albeit far from the intentions of Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, we Nigerians have failed to be Nigerians enough rather we are more tribal minded than necessary. Our democracy will be great again when we all become full Nigerians again, saluting merit and integrity. Happy Democracy Day to all true Nigerians”

29 May,2018.
Onyekachi UMAH, Esq. ACIArb(UK)
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World First Video Challenge on Laws/Rights.

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June 2018 Edition

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LearnNigerianLaws.com launches a video challenge set to increase rights/laws awareness among Nigerians. The event is tagged #SabiLawChallenge, a participant is to make one minute video of himself stating his name, city, a right/law that he knows and what it is about in pidgin or English Language. Video is uploaded on social media platforms and the video with the highest likes wins a cash price of N20, 000.00, a certificate of recognition and lots of branded materials.

 

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LearnNigerianLaws.Com in 2016 published and circulated for free over 10 law articles on WILLS, MARRIAGE, LAND, NBA STAMP, CONTRACT, TENANCY, BUSINESS, BOUNCED CHEQUE AND TRADEMARKS. They were written in simple English without law jargons, for easy understanding of none-lawyers. Below are links to 10 law articles as published on www.LearnNigerianLaws.com 

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  1.   HOW TO RECOVER PROPERTY OF THE DEAD IN NIGERIA. (A legal guide on Probate Matters in Nigeria)  http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/family-law/21-how-to-recover-property-of-the-dead

  

  1.   HOW TO BE LEGALLY MARRIED IN NIGERIA - Learn Nigerian Laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/family-law/10-how-to-be-legally-married 

  

  1.   LEGALITY OF GOVERNMENT’S COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND AND PAYMENT OF COMPENSATIONhttp://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/land-law/16-legality-of-government-s-compulsory-acquisition-of-land-and-payment-of-compensation

  

  1.   PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING NBA LAWYERS'STAMP, INSURANCE POLICY AND OTHERS. http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/law-in-practise/18-procedure-and-requirements-for-obtaining-nba-lawyers-stamp-insurance-policy-prepaid-cards-lawyers-verification-exercise

  

  1.   BOUNCED/DUD CHEQUE AND ITS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES IN NIGERIA- LearnNigerianLaws.com http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/criminal-law/8-bounced-or-dud-cheque-and-its-legal-consequence

  

  1.   RIGHTS OF A TENANT IN NIGERIA. - Learn Nigerian Laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/landlord-and-tenant-law/24-rights-of-a-tenant

  

  1.    RIGHTS OF A LANDLORD IN NIGERIA. - Learn Nigerian Laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/landlord-and-tenant-law/23-rights-of-a-landlord

  

  1. HOW TO REGISTER A BUSINESS NAME, A PARTNERSHIP ANDA COMPANY IN NIGERIA - Learn Nigerian Laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/commercial-and-corporate-law/11-how-to-register-a-business-a-partnership-and-a-company

  

  1. REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARKS IN NIGERIA. - Learn Nigerian Laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/commercial-and-corporate-law/22-registration-of-trade-marks 

     

       10. HOW TO WRITE AGREEMENTS (CONTRACTS) - Learn Nigerian laws http://www.learnnigerianlaws.com/index.php/law-articles/commercial-and-corporate-law/25-how-to-write-agreements-contracts 

 

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NBA National Secretary; Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq. recently released a mail stating practising fees, branch codes and Access bank account for payment of annual lawyers practising fees. It is to be noted that such payment should be made on or before 31st March, 2017. Proof of payment of annual practising fee is a requirement for NBA stamp application, Notary Public application, Senior Advocate of Nigeria application and eligibility to vote or be voted for in Nigerian Bar Association elections. 

APPLICABLE BAR PRACTISING FEE

Please note that with effect from January 1, 2017 Bar Practicing Fee shall ONLY be paid into the following account:

Account Name: Supreme Court Bar Practicing Fees Account.
Account Number:0000976716
Bank: Access Bank Plc

Compliments of the season. Wishing us all a more fruitful year.

Hope we all have got NBA stamps. Enforcement has commenced in courts and government agencies. Non adherence will surely be a preliminary objection.  Supreme Court holds that documents without NBA stamps are voidable albeit not void. I urge you to endeavour to apply and obtain your own NBA seal. Presently, stamps issued since 2015 expired on 31 March, 2016 birthing the need for new stamps. 

2016 Call for Application for the Conferment of the Award of Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Public Notice/ News Release: Pursuant to the provisions of section 9 of the legal practitioners privileges Committe Guidelines 2013 and Section 5(2) of the Legal Practitioners Act, Laws of the federation as amended; the general public is hereby notified that application forms for the award of the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria for the year 2016 are now on sale.

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