If the topics of discourse at the forthcoming Annual Law Week of Nigeria’s Premier Bar Branch (scheduled for July 23-29 at the MUSON Centre, Lagos) are anything to go by, then the event promises to be an unforgettable experience for attendees as far as re-tooling their practice for the challenges and opportunities ahead is concerned.

NEWSWIRE Law and Events Magazine correspondent understands that the opening plenary session of the 2021 conference will dwell on the topic: ‘National Security and our Fundamental Rights,’ an assessment of recent encrochments by the government of the day on fundamental rights on the grounds of ensuring national security. It will feature speakers such as Mr. Femi Falana SAN; Profs. Akin Oyebode and Chidi Odinkalu, and will be moderated by Mr. Charles ‘Deji Adeogun-Phillips, a former UN genocide and war crimes prosecutor. .

The role of lawyers and law firms in protecting rights in the face of threats and efforts to combat these threats, as well as carry out their other services to society is crucial. But how equipped are they to effectively play this role?

Indeed, what’s the health status of law firms today? That’s what the second plenary session seeks an answer to, as it considers the topic,  ‘Built to Last: Creating World Class Law Firms in Nigeria.’ Discussants will share their respective experiences of building durable law practices and their challenges, as well as the future of law practice in Nigeria in the face of global competition, and the importance of succession planning.        

Asue Ighodalo, Founding Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo; Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi SAN,Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP; Mrs. Myma Belo-Osagie, founding Partner, UUBO; Mrs. Kofo Dosekun, Partner, Aluko & Oyebode; Mr. Adeleke Alex-Adedipe, managing partner, Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe; and Moray McLaren Lexington Consultants will join the moderator, Baba Alokolaro, Managing Partner, TNP, in tackling this important subject.

The Panelists at the 3rd plenary session of Lagos Law Week 2021 will discuss the current state of justice delivery in Nigeria, causes of delays therein, the extent to which judicial officers should be involved in  court administration and the ways in which technology can be deployed to birth a justice delivery system that meets the needs of the people, as they dissect the topic, ‘Bringing Justice Delivery in Nigeria Into the 21st Century.’ Supreme Court Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun will chair this discussion, and will be joined by Mr Babajide Ogundipe, Justice A.O. Faji,Justice Lateefat Okunnu, Mr Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN and Ogun State Attorney-General, Gbolahan Adeniran


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