BNLF Committee 2018 – 2019
[Dona Awano was co-opted by the Committee on 26.7.18]
Special Interest Groups
Upcoming BNLF Events and Activities:
BNLF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES HELD FROM JUNE 2017 – JUNE 2018
5 June- BNLF introduce electronic voting for the election of members on to the Committee. Thanks to the BNLF Election team who ensured that voting for the BNLF election was a success. We are very pleased to report the positive feedback about electronic-voting and that it was a quick and easy process.
5 June 2018 – BNLF AGM hosted by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
A presentation by Aidan Thomson, Partner at BCLP discussed the decision in
Okpabi & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Ors.
27 – 29 June 2018
BNLF Members attended the NBA Section on Business Law Conference, Abuja.
Theme: Bringing Down the Barriers: The Law as a vehicle for Intra-Africa trade.
21 May – BNLF team participated with over 10,000 others in the London Legal Walk supporting London Law Centre and our selected charity Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA). Our sponsored walkers completed a 10km walk around London.
31 May – The inaugural Meeting of the BNLF Immigration Law Network was hosted by 5 Chambers London.
25 April – BNLF & the Solicitors Regulation Authority held a joint event. The theme was: ‘Supporting small firms to protect your business’ this was held at the SRA, Birmingham.
9 March – BNLF Women’s Network held an event to celebrate International Women’s Day and launch the BNLF Women’s Network. This was hosted by Stephenson Harwood.
During the event a video was shown about the work of the Mirabel Centre in Lagos (a centre for victims of rape and sexual assault). A raffle draw held raised funds for the Mirabel Centre.
Sue Millar – Partner Commercial Litigation, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Edna do Rosário Martins – Strategic Business Change Director, Imperial College London
Toyin F Sanni – Group CEO, United Capital, Nigeria
Millicent Grant – President, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Ruona Iguyovwe OBE – Senior Specialist Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service
8 February – BNLF Chair was a speaker at Reading University’s Careers Day event.
16 February – BNLF Treasurer attends Brighton University Law Society Ball
16 January – BNLF Networking event at Rydges Hotel. Prince O. Williams-Joel launched his book “Compilation of Articles on Law & Property in Nigeria: Simplified.”
1 December – BNLF & NBA held a meeting at the Bar Standards Board followed by a visit to the Inns of Court.
1 December – BNLF Annual Gala Dinner at the Holiday Inn Kensington
5 December – BNLF Committee and members paid a courtesy visit to the new Nigerian High Commissioner HE George Oguntade CFR,CON (SAN).
27 November- 1 December BNLF & NBA Legal Services Mission:
Theme: ‘A Review of the Regulatory Framework of the Legal Profession in Nigeria and the United Kingdom’. Roundtable discussions were held with the following:
30 November – BNLF Seminar “Should I stay or should I go – Building a successful practice: UK or Nigeria?” hosted by Stephenson Harwood and chaired by Prof Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN, Pump Court Chambers. Speakers were:
Topics discussed included:
20 October – BNLF Networking event at Grange Hotel. Guest speaker George Hawkins, from the Solicitors Regulation Authority did a presentation on Cyber Crime.
1 September – BNLF held a Networking event at Doubletree Hilton Hotel – BNLF launched a skills survey for members and potential new members.
21 September – BNLF Seminar ‘Bridging the infrastructure gap: opportunities for investing in Nigeria’ hosted by Bircham Dyson Bell. Panel Speakers:
21 July – BNLF held a Networking event at Doubletree Hilton Hotel – The new Committee met with BNLF members and invited guests.
5 June 2017 – BNLF AGM & Election hosted by Peters & Peters
18 – 20 June BNLF members attended the Nigeria Bar Association Business law Conference in Lagos. The theme: Law and Changing the Face of Legal Practice.