JEAN OMOKRI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice S. M. Anjor, of the High Court of Cross River State, holden at Calabar, delivered in Suit NO.HC/65/2001 on the 4/5/2007.
The facts of the case are as follows: Sometimes in the year 2002, the appellant, through her Base Manager requested the respondent to procure a piece of land in Calabar for its pipeyard. The respondent did so and obtained the consent of the sub-lessor (Micky-buildsco Ltd) for a ten years lease to the appellant with an initial down payment of three years rent only. Thereafter the respondent drew up a ten years sub-lease agreement incorporating into it the two features in the agreement.
On 8/8/2002, the respondent sent an interim bill of costs to the appellant amounting to N10,800,000.00. The said bill was accepted and paid by the appellant without any qualification.
Subsequently, the respondent in compliance with Section 16(1) of the Legal Practitioners Act, …