About us

The British Nigeria Law Forum is a vibrant professional organization recognized by leading legal and professional bodies in the UK and Nigeria. It is made up of practicing lawyers and students in the UK and in Nigeria. It provides business, networking and educational opportunities for its members in both jurisdictions.

Established in 2001, the association has a long and successful track record of staging professional and social events designed to develop and support the careers of its members. It is also designed to connect its members in the UK with their counterparts in Nigeria and vice versa and has become a networking forum in which cross-border business opportunities are created.

BNLF is a bilateral organisation that serves as a vehicle where lawyers and other interested parties from both jurisdictions can communicate with each other to promote legal ideas as well as foster mutually beneficial relationships.

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To join BNLF or renew your BNLF membership the annual membership fee is £30 for full members (Lawyers, qualified Barrister/Solicitor); and £15 for Law students, Legal Trainees, CILEx, paralegals. It is £120 for corporate members (members of the same firm can have a maximum of 5 members of their firm as BNLF members under this package). Each corporate member needs to ensure we have their contact email address. Joining BNLF is simple and the criteria for membership is set out in full on our website


BNLF is open to legal professionals, students and legal academics (in good standing) qualified in the UK and Nigeria, irrespective of ethnic origin or nationality. Other legal or non-legal professionals with an interest in the objectives of BNLF and the law are also eligible for membership subject to the approval of the executive committee. Full details of eligibility are set out in Section 3 of the BNLF Constitution.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of BNLF membership include, but are not limited to:

- Professional development and legal training
- Strengthen legal and business links in the UK, Nigeria, and Africa
- Opportunities to be part of BNLF special interest and working groups
- Opportunities to be a part of legal consultations and proposals in the UK and Nigeria
- Attending seminars and workshops at reduced rates or free of charge
- Opportunities to give back through mentoring and pro bono advice and assistance.
- Recruitment opportunities
- Networking
- Advertise at discounted rates in the BNLF Newsletter or Magazine