Regulation Directory project - Nigeria

Legal Jurisdictions


Lawyer Title(s)

Legal Practitioner

Regulator(s) of Admission

Body of Benchers, a body of legal practitioners of the highest distinction in the legal profession in Nigeria, are responsible for the formal call to the Bar of any persons seeking to become legal practitioners. Council of Legal Education; Supreme Court of Nigeria; The Registrar of the Supreme Court.


Regulator(s) of Practice

Bar Council of the Nigerian Bar Association; Body of Benchers; Nigerian Bar Association


Disciplinary Authorities

Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (Art. 11 - Legal Practitioners Act, CAP L11, LFN 2004)


Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Legal Practitioners Re-numeration Committee charged with making orders regulating the fees charged by legal practitioners. S.15 Legal Practitioners Act, CAP L11, LFN 2004


Primary Legislative Source

Legal Practitioners Act, CAP L11, LFN 2004


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