Justice Amina Augie of the Supreme Court will deliver the 25th anniversary lecture of our law firm, Kenna Partners.
It will be chaired by the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief ‘Folake Solanke.
In commemoration of the firm’s silver jubilee, a colloquium with the theme: Footprints in Law and Society: Towards a paradigm shift, will be held.
A panel consisting of members of the bench, legal luminaries and other professionals will discuss the evolution of law and legal practice. They include former Foreign Affairs Minister Odein Ajumogobia (SAN) and Mr. Damian Dodo (SAN).
The firm will unveil a book: Brief insights: a Selection of Milestone Cases, which chronicles notable court decisions.
Kenna Partners’ Principal Partner Prof Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) said: “The book is a careful selection of cases, the persuasive arguments of lawyers and the decisions that have enriched legal practice and modern legal history in recent times. “The milestone cases selected and discussed touch on practice and procedure, company law, real estate, fundamental human rights, election petition, oil and gas, maritime, amongst others. “The book is another contribution to legal knowledge and practice in Nigeria by the law firm of Kenna Partners.”
The event will hold on Friday at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ajogwu said Justice Augie would discuss how the legal profession can retain its cherished traditions while evolving to meet the emerging realities of a dynamic and interconnected modern world. “Law continues to be an instrument of social engineering and as the law evolves, there is a need for lawyers, judges and the entire legal system to adopt changes in the approach to addressing challenges in the society,” he said.
On how the firm has come this far, Ajogwu said Kenna Partners places premium on human capital, adding that they have a seamless structure that ensures things work with or without him.
He said he hoped that the firm, with its succession plan, will get better in years to come.
SOURCE: The Nation, 20 November, 2018.