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Jide Lanlehin Esq

Project Manager

Jide is a British/Nigerian citizen who was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1994 and admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. He obtained his LLB Honours in Law at the University of East London 1992. He started his career at the English Bar training at Tooks Chambers (chambers of Michael Mansfield QC) where he did his first six months pupillage before proceeding to Cloisters, one Pump Court (David Turner-Samuels QC) for his second six months training.

He is a versatile and exceptionally gifted advocate who originally established himself at the English Bar as a specialist in very serious criminal cases, undertaking a variety of cases involving Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering offences, Confiscation, Murder, and Rape. He appeared as a leading junior counsel in the Crown Court in a number of these cases. He also receives instructions in Employment Law cases i.e. Unfair Dismissal and Racial Discrimination, Immigration and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

Upon his call to Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, he was elevated to the position of Partner at the Firm that is one of the leading firms in Abuja that provides a wide range of services ranging from domestic Nigeria law to international legal services and transactions: Commercial and Financial Transactions, Corporate Legal Services, Capital Market Operations, Privatisation, Telecommunications, Maritime Law, Constitutional Law, Oil & Gas and Litigation. The major areas of the firm’s interest also include Corporate Legal Services, Taxation and Management; Capital Market Processes, Privatisation, Mergers and Acquisition; Financial Services Law and Regulations; Power, Telecoms and Infrastructure; Energy, Oil and Gas Services; Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property Law; Real Estates and Land Economy; International Trade and Joint Ventures; Constitutional and Electoral Law and Practices; Criminal law, Evidence and Procedure; Commercial Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation and Dispute Resolution Litigation. He is able to receive instructions and advise on all aspects of Nigerian Law and he can offer representation in the Nigerian Courts.

Jide's current area of particular interest is the devastating impact on the environment of oil spillage by Multi-national companies in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. He has widely researched this issue and is prepared to litigate on behalf of those who have been most affected and disenfranchised by this modern phenomenon.

Jide is qualified to conduct cases under the public access provisions of the Bar Council in England and Wales.

NOTABLE REPORTED CASES

  • R v Olawaiye & others [2009] EWCA Crim 1925 (6 December 2009)
  • R v Kartal [1999] EWCA Crim 1987 (15 July 1999) Successful appeal against conviction – Excessive judicial intervention of defence counsel cross-examination and Article 6 ECHR

NOTABLE CASES

  • R v O (acting as leading junior) – Multi-handed Conspiracy to Rob
  • R v O (acted as leading junior) – Multi-handed Fraud Case
  • R v O (acted as leading junior) – Multi-handed drug importation
  • R v O (led by leading Junior) – Multi-handed drug importation and Money Laundering case.
  • R v S (led junior) – Multi-handed Mortgage Fraud.
  • R v K (led Junior) – Home Office deception case.
  • R v G (acted alone-CoD had QC) – Multi-million Benefit Fraud
  • R v R (led by QC) minimum tariff for murder reduced from 22 years to 19 years
  • R v J IPP dangerousness lifted on appeal against sentence

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association.
  • Member of Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Member of Society of Black Lawyers
  • Member of British Nigeria Law Forum
  • Friend of Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
  • Friend of European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights

AWARDS

  • Winner Ashe Lincoln Public Speaking Award (1993)
  • Winner Esso Petroleum Bursary Award (1992)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2000 Part- time lecturer at Inns of Court School of law- criminal law- court of appeal- professional ethics..
  • 2002 Obtained IATC certificate to teach Advocacy for Bar students and Barristers.
  • 2002-2006 Lecturer at BPP Law School- advocacy, conference and negotiation skills.
  • 2006-2007 Taught crime, tort, administrative law for undergraduates on LLB.
  • 2010 - Present External Advocacy Assessor for the Crown Prosecution Service. Regularly lectures Student nurses at City University in Tort and law of negligence.
  • 2012 Qualified to assess Higher Rights Advocacy Certificate candidates