Navigating the Landscape of Lawyer Remuneration: Insights from Afam Osigwe, SAN’s Address at NBA Ahoada Branch Monthly Meeting

At the monthly meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association Ahoada Branch, Afam Osigwe, SAN delivered a speech on the topic: “Enhancing Lawyer Remuneration in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.” While Afam Osigwe, SAN, couldn’t personally attend, he was ably represented by Mr. Sammie Somiari, SAN.

In his address, Osigwe’s stance revolved around the urgent need to address the challenges faced by legal practitioners in Nigeria regarding their remuneration. As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chairman of the NBA Remuneration Committee with vast experience in legal practice, Osigwe is well-positioned to provide valuable insights into this pressing issue.

Speaking through Mr. Sammie Somiari, SAN, Osigwe delved into the myriad challenges confronting lawyers in Nigeria when it comes to remuneration. These challenges include delayed payments, fee undercutting, and the general undervaluation of legal services. By highlighting these challenges, Osigwe’s speech raised awareness and prompted action towards finding sustainable solutions.

He also explored the various opportunities available for enhancing lawyer remuneration in Nigeria. This includes advocating for the implementation and enforcement of the Remuneration Order, promoting continuous professional development and specialization to increase the value of legal services, and engaging in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the importance of fair remuneration for lawyers.

By addressing both the challenges and opportunities in enhancing lawyer remuneration, Osigwe’s speech provided a comprehensive framework for understanding the complexities of the issue.

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