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What Nigerian Courts can take from UK Corona Virus Act

The Corona Virus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on the 25th of March 2020.The Act among other things provided for an amendment on how proceedings should be conducted in court.

Basically, it made provisions for parties and witnesses in court proceedings to appear by live link rather than in person.

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Our notice to clients on Covid-19

Covid-19 seems to be closing in faster than we anticipated. Death toll around the world has gone up and our country Nigeria has recorded the first casualty.
We are committed in our Law firm to doing our part to flatten the curve and break the chain of the scourge .

We have followed closely the recommendations of World Health Organisation (WHO) and we will stay committed to them.
In view of this,we will close our firm from today 24th of March 2020 until the 6th of April 2020 when we will further advise on what steps to take in line with WHO health advisory.
Our Lawyers will work from home and all communications should be via the contact form on our website www.hallblacklawfirm.com or via email on: hbl@hallblacklawfirm.com

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FAMILY LAW: The Two year rule in Matrimonial Proceedings : Refreshing your memory on the exceptions-ANTHONY ATATA

Section 30 of the Matrimonial Causes Act provides as a general rule that proceedings for a decree of dissolution of marriage shall not be instituted within two years after the date of the marriage except by leave of the court.

In an application for leave under this section, the applicant must show the court that

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FAMILY LAW: If you want a divorce from a Nigerian court,you must prove any of these

For a court in Nigeria to grant divorce to a party to matrimonial proceeding, it must be on the ground that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.Anthony Atata writes for Courtroom Mail(This is written in plain language for the benefit of ALL readers of courtroom mail)

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