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EMMANUEL ARMAH, ESQ v. CHIEF ALBERT KORUBO HORSFALL

(2016) JELR 36923 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/995/2014  •  31 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of Femi-Adeniyi J of the High Court of Lagos State, Lagos Judicial Division in Suit No LD/1053/2007 delivered on the 29th day of January 2014. The Appellant as Claimant instituted this suit against the Respondent as Defendant on 22/08/07 claiming as follows:

"1. The sum of N650,000,000.00 (Six Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Only) being professional fees for legal services rendered to you at your request sometime in the year 2003 in Lagos within jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and in respect of which a bill of charges specifying work done has been sent to you and to which you failed, omitted or refused to be taxed in the manner and within the period stipulated in the Legal Practitioner's Act and by so doing or failing to so act, you have admitted the indebtedness in the amount claimed above by the Claimant.

2. Interest on the above sum at the rate of 15% per annum from the da…

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