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AL-DAWOOD SHIPPING LINES LIMITED & ORS v. CHIEF ANDREW ORU

(2018) JELR 91584 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/242/2015  •  6 Dec 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU GABRIEL OMONIYI KOLAWOLE

Judgement

(DELIVERED BY GABRIEL OMONIYI KOLAWOLE, JCA)

THIS is an appeal against the Ruling and Part-Judgment of the High Court of Lagos State delivered on Monday, the 16th Day of February, 2015 by CANDIDE-JOHNSON J. in Suit No. LD/ADR/507/2013: between CHIEF ANDREW ORU (Trading under the name and style of   

The brief fact of the case before the trial court is that the service of the Respondent as a legal practitioner was retained by the Defendants/Appellants from 2006 till 2011 when further instructions to the Respondent were terminated by the Appellants.

The Application of the Respondent before the lower Court (see pages 50-51 of the Record of Appeal), was for Summary-Judgment on the primary claim of #17,163,000.00 as outstanding professional fees accruable to him from various instructions of the Appellants upon which a range of legal services were rendered by the Respondent. He further claimed an interest of 21% on the said sum.

Various demands were made for the payment of the said outstanding …

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