Saturday, 4 July, 2020

AJIBADE SPEAKS ON VIRTUAL CLE, AS ‘CLASS OF ’89’ HOLD WEBINAR

Leading Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant, Dr. Babatunde Ajibade SAN will be on a familiar turf today as he speaks to his classmates and other stakeholders on the prospects of online mandatory continuing legal education (CLE).

Listed as one of the discussants for the virtual conference slated for 2 pm, Ajibade has gained renown as a cerebral lawyer and leading facilitator of continuing legal education in the legal industry.

Organised by the Nigerian Law School Class of 1989, an accredited NBA CLE Service Provider, the theme of the virtual conference is “Online Continuing Legal Education (e-CLE) in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Challenges, Benefits and Prospects.” Prospective participants are required to register for the free virtual conference at https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMlc-yspzosH9yXkq67siifyduRZ0HcPaLD After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Other discussants are Mr. Emeka Albert, Chairman of the Nigerian Law School Class of 1989 and acclaimed Toronto, Canada based attorney and Managing Partner of Topmarke Attorney LLP, Oluwakemi Oduwole. She was formerly a Lecturer at the Nigerian Law School.

Moderated by Chief Osuala E. Nwagbara, General Secretary of the Class of 1989 and Managing Partner at Maritime and Commercial Law Partners, the conference is, according to a statement by Albert “the first in a series of webinars aimed at opening up vital conversations among lawyers on mentoring, CLE and support to the Nigerian Law School. Dr. Ajibade, being a strong supporter of the cause of our Class, is expected to provide uncommon insights on the subject consistent with his experience and track record.”

Ajibade is the Managing Partner of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in December 1989 and elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in December 2007. He was the first member of his Nigerian Law School set of 1989 to take silk.

Ajibade obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1988. He obtained a Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from King’s College, University of London in 1990 and a Doctorate Degree in Private International Law from the same university in 1996.

Ajibade is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, an International Practice Fellow of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. He combines the role of an advocate, a corporate/commercial solicitor, an administrator and a reformer and is reputed to have excelled in each of these areas.

With over 20 years legal prowess specializing in immigration law, family law, mental health law and legal education, Oduwole has been a partner in Topmarke Attorney LLP since the inception of the firm in 2016. She is reputed for her leadership, teaching and mentorship skills (especially of young lawyers) and ability to navigate difficult and sensitive legal matters.

Oduwole holds a degree in Law and two master’s degrees in law. She is working on her third master’s degree. She also holds a certificate in Higher Education and has been called to the bars of Nigeria and Ontario, Canada. Oduwole practised law extensively in the areas of corporate/commercial law, civil litigation and family law in notable Nigerian law firms. Aside from her practice of law, she taught law in the Nigerian Law School, particularly in the areas of Civil Litigation, Legal Drafting, Professional Ethics and Responsibility, and Real Estate Law. Oduwole is a published author who has published law texts and several journal articles, and has presented research papers in conferences in Asia, Africa and North America.

On his part, Albert is a renowned justice sector reform consultant and Lead at LEGALPEDIA, a foremost software company. He has presented several papers on technology and disruption in the legal industry. Speaking on the impact of technology in law practice, he said: “Law is very dynamic. That is the essence of technology. It enables you to keep pace with developments. Technology helps you to adapt to new changes.”

The Nigerian Law School Class of 1989 donated an e-platform to its alma mater as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The facility is aimed to support quality training and retraining of Law School students and especially young lawyers. The e-platform is reputed as a first in Africa aimed at transforming legal education and legal practice.

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SPA AJIBADE BUSINESS LUNCHEON HOLDS TODAY

The much anticipated business luncheon sponsored annually by the leading law firm of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co will hold today in Lagos.

According to a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, the event will hold at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The statement reads:

All is set for the 2019 edition of the Annual Business Luncheon of S. P. A. Ajibade & Co. Themed: Forum for the Resolution of Civil Disputes: the Courts V the Law Enforcement Agencies, the Business Luncheon which is the 12th in its series, will feature seasoned experts in law practice and law enforcement.

According to Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, Managing Partner of the firm, the Annual Business Luncheon which has been hosted since 2008 was inspired by the need to give back to the legal profession, as part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility.

Explaining its relevance to the legal sphere in Nigeria, Dr. Ajibade said “Over the years, the themes of the Business Luncheons, just like the forthcoming one have been focused on aspects of the legal profession which are topical, give course for concern and require discussion. Members of the firm are passionate about the legal profession and hope to see it regain its pride of place among professions.”

The event which will see a gathering of legal practitioners from around the country will be chaired by Honourable Justice Amina Augie, JSC, with the keynote address to be delivered by Mr. Olasupo Sashore, SAN, former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Lagos State. On the panel of discussion, Honourable Justice Biobele A. Georgwill, JCA, Mr. Omoyemi Akangbe, Chairman NBA Lagos branch and Mr. Fatai Owoseni, former Commissioner of Police,
Lagos state will deliberate on the appropriate forum for resolving civil disputes.

The Business luncheon is scheduled to hold on the 14th of November 2019 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. S. P. A. Ajibade & Co., a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Nigeria established over 50 years ago, has continuously rendered sound technical advice and tailored solutions to its local and international clients. It has cemented its reputation as a Firm that ensures clients’ needs for legal services are satisfied in a timely, ethical and effective manner.

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