Lawyers in Nigeria have been debating for a while; do we really need a scale of charges for our services? Will such a scale when established be enforceable? What advantages, disadvantages and challenges may likely follow such a scale? The Legal Practitioners (Remuneration for Legal Documentation and Other Land Matters) Order was made on the 15th of August, 1991 pursuant to Section 15(3) of the Legal Practitioners Act. Just over 19 years after, its relevance to most lawyers whose legal practice relate to land transactions seem to end at the Nigerian Law School. This notwithstanding, as we grapple with the…

Oluwakemi Adeyemi

Legal Practitioner; Aspiring Economist

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