Senior Advocate of Nigeria Speaks at UK Law School on Professional Ethics

Mr Francis Chuka Agbu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), recently visited Nottingham Law School to talk to students and staff about Professional Ethics and the Nigerian Lawyer.

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Francis Chuka Agbu, centre, spoke with students and staff about professional ethics

Mr Francis Chuka Agbu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), recently visited Nottingham Law School to talk to students and staff about Professional Ethics and the Nigerian Lawyer.

He spoke about standards of conduct in the profession and the need to ensure that Nigerian lawyers, like many of their international colleagues, are seen as role models for good ethics in all aspects of practice and professional etiquette.

Chuka, who works at Lagos-based Lexavier Partners, is experienced in handling many landmark cases across all courts in Nigeria and has interests in the reforms in the legal and regulatory framework for the oil and gas industry.

He said: “The legal profession in Nigeria despite the obvious challenges continues to thrive in the maintenance of ethical standards and the preservation of the dignity of the noble profession as the country gradually emerges as a serious player on the global front and a front runner in the economic transformation of Africa.”

John Tingle, head of International Development at Nottingham Law School, part of Nottingham Trent University, said: “Chuka is a very good friend of Nottingham Law School. We have many Nigerian law students and his talk has helped them to focus on what they need to do to practice law in Nigeria. His experience and areas of focus also made his visit relevant to many of our staff who share his interests.”

A number of Nigerian students come to study at Nottingham Law School each year, with many who enter at undergraduate level staying to take up postgraduate courses and further research.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Speaks at UK Law School on Professional Ethics

Published on 28 November 2014
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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