The Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) has unveiled its peer-reviewed “Journal of Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (LJADS).”

The journal highlights articles, case reviews and practice notes in the area of Arbitration, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution generally. The publication was created to enhance knowledge, research, teaching and practice in this area of law in Africa.

The hybrid public presentation held at the LCA Building at Lekki Phase I, Lagos under the chairmanship of respected Justice Habeeb Adewale Abiru, now Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Professor Robert Merkin, KC was the Journal Reviewer. Professor Merkin has written a number of books and articles on arbitration and other subject areas and his works are regularly cited as authoritative in courts worldwide. He edits Lloyd’s Arbitration Law Series, Lloyd’s Law Reports, the Journal of Business Law, Arbitration Law Monthly, and is on the editorial board of a number of journals in Britain and other countries.

Established in 2021, LJADS publishes case comments, book reviews and also has a section on practice notes where legislation and regulations on ADR are discussed.

Speaking at the event, the President of LCA, Professor Wale Olawoyin SAN said that “The journal is authentic and aims to be one of the most resourceful journals on ADR not only in Nigeria, but Africa generally. It caters to scholars and researchers as well as arbitration practitioners and administrators, in-house counsel, students, and decision makers who are interested in current updates, developments, knowledge and materials in this area.”

The Editors of the journal are Professor Bayo Adaralegbe, Dr. Hakeem Seriki, Professor Offornze Amucheazi, Mr. Nduka Ikeyi, Mrs. Chinwe Odigboegwu, and Mrs. Oluwaseun Oloruntimehin.

Adaralegbe noted that “Our Editorial Board welcomes submissions of articles which reflect legal issues or challenges regarding or related to dispute settlement both locally and internationally,” adding that “Contributions are generally welcome from arbitrators, academics, and In-house counsel.”

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