Notable Cases 2020

Notable Cases

The year 2020 was eventful for the legal industry and saw noteworthy decisions from the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Federal High Court that have significantly impacted procedural and substantive law on various legal issues. Generally, what we saw in the year under review from our Courts is a trend towards a literalist approach to applying legal rules to facts and issues before them. In this review, we identify some of the notable decisions of our Courts in the year 2020 and discuss the ways in which these decisions have changed the law as well as their broader implications for the Nigerian legal jurisprudence and society. 

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