About Lawyers in Nigeria

The legal system in Nigeria was fashioned after the English legal system. The particular difference between the two is that, in the United Kingdom, you either practice as a barrister or as a solicitor. In Nigeria, the practice of a barrister and Solicitors is fused. In this regard, a lawyer in Lagos, Abuja or any other state in Nigeria, usually takes on the title of “Barrister, Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria”. The terms Attorney, Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Practitioner, Counsel, and Advocate are sometimes used interchangeably in Nigeria.