Letter must be properly filed

Requirement where a counsel is signing for and on behalf of another

Adeneye v. Yaro [2013] 3 NWLR (Pt. 1342) 625 at 633, paras. B-C, per Jauro, JCA:

“The proper thing to do where a counsel is signing a process for and on behalf of another, the counsel signing must indicate his name, immediately below the signature. By indicating the name on the process, it establishes that the signatory is a legal practitioner whose name is on roll of practitioners and reduces the chances of abuse whereby clerks, messengers or watchmen signing processes on behalf of their principals”.

Blogger’s Note:

See also the Supreme Court case of F.B.N. v. Maiwada [2013] 5 NWLR (Pt. 1348) 444.

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