It is imperative to note that this is a feat that has never been achieved before in the judicial history of Nigeria.
Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips and Hon. Justice Funmilayo Atilade are the first and second children respectively of the four children of late Hon. Justice James Williams, who himself was a judge in Lagos State and late Mrs. Henrietta Williams.
Justice Phillips, who was sworn in by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, in July 2012, is the 14th Chief Judge of Lagos State and the fourth woman to serve in that capacity. She succeeded Justice Inumidun Akande, who retired after attaining the statutory retirement age of 65.
Justice Phillips, no doubt made a strong impact during her tenure. Known to be a reformist and a fearless judge, the Lagos State Judiciary witnessed many positive reforms under her tenure.
She said, “I’m elated to see my younger sister taken over from me as the next C.J. of Lagos State, and I believed she will do better than I did if given necessary support.
Foremost commercial lawyer George Etomi has gained a well-deserved reputation for his uncompromising commitment to excellence, and his insistence on the highest professional standards. His law firm, George Etomi & Partners is a formidable testament of this commitment, as it has over the past thirty years grown from humble beginnings to become a veritable reference-point in commercial practice in Nigeria and beyond.
Recently, George Etomi receives the National Productivity Order of Merit Award. The award was given by the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on behalf of the President. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu was also present at the ceremony that took place at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja on Thursday August 21st, 2014.
Elected as NFF Vice Chairman
Now President, African Bar Association (AFBA)