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CHIEF F.R.A. WILLIAMS (SAN) & ORS v. EMEKA CELESTINE NWOSU, ESQ & ANOR

(2000) JELR 43942 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/137/99(R)  •  29 Dec 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JCA; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA; AMIRU SANUSI JCA;

Judgement

OGUNTADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): On 14/1/99, the lower court delivered a ruling on the point whether or not plaintiffs in a case may be represented by more than one counsel. It seems a simple point. The lower court would appear to have held that plaintiffs may be represented by more than one counsel. The applicants who were some of the respondents in the application before the lower court were dissatisfied with the ruling. They intend to appeal against it and have brought this application for (1) Extension of time within which to seek leave to appeal; leave to appeal; an order that the Notice of Appeal already filed be deemed properly filed; and stay of proceedings.

The matter came before us on 23/11/99, when it was argued. All counsel for the respondents except Mr. E.C. Nwosu, 1st plaintiff/respondent, a legal practitioner who appeared in person indicated they were not opposing the application. Chief F.R.A. Williams, SAN moved in the terms of the motion paper. He direc…

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