Regulation Directory project - Nigeria

Legal Jurisdictions

Nigeria

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.

Contact/URL

http://bob.gov.ng/
   

Regulator(s) of Practice

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

Contact/URL

http://www.nigerianbar.org.ng/  

Disciplinary Authorities

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

Contact/URL

http://www.nigerianbar.org.ng/  

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

Contact/URL

http://www.nigerianbar.org.ng/

Primary Legislative Source

Legal Practitioners Act, CAP L11, LFN 2004

Contact/URL

http://www.nigeria-law.org/Legal%20Practitioners%20Act.htm