A SYNOPSIS OF NOTABLE CHANGES IN THE COURT OF APPEAL RULES 2021

Pursuant to the powers conferred on the President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) by section 248 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the PCA recently issued the Court of Appeal Rules 2021 (the “CAR 2021”), which came into force on 01.11.2021 and repealed the Court of Appeal Rules, 2016 (the “CAR 2016”). The CAR 2021 introduces certain innovations aimed at modernising the Rules of the Court of Appeal (the “Court”) and ensuring expeditious disposal of appeals.

Having been privileged as a firm to be intimately involved in the review process that led to the CAR 2021, this Newsletter is aimed at highlighting the notable changes introduced by the CAR 2021 and the conceptual basis for the changes.

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