Alimi, Lukman Olakunle

L. O. Alimi is the founder and principal partner of Alimi & Co. - a leading commercial law firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria where he obtained an LL.B Hons in 1994. He thereafter proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka also in Nigeria, where he obtained an LL.M in 1997.

Mr. Alimi was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1995 and is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as International Bar Association (IBA).
He is a Senior Lecturer with the Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School, the institution charged with the statutory responsibility of training persons aspiring to be called to the Nigerian Bar. He teaches Civil Litigation including Evidence as well as Professional Skills and Ethics.

Mr. Alimi has considerable experience in general civil and commercial litigation. In his capacity as counsel for several companies and individual clients based in Nigeria and overseas, he has acted in high profile commercial and civil litigations arising from disputes in different areas of Nigerian economy. He has also rendered advisory services on diffrent areas of local and international subject matters.

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Publications
He is a co-author. He has also published several articles in learned journals and
presented several papers at seminars and workshops. Some of his publications include:

Books and Chapters in Books

(a) Leases, Tenancies and Recovery of Premises in Nigeria, co-authored with Yinka Fashakin-Odukoya, (Lagos, Yinkol Publishers, 2009).

(b) ‘Appeals’ being Chapter 12 in Modern Civil Procedure Law, A. F. Afolayan & P.C Okorie ed. (Lagos, Dee-Sage Nig Ltd, 2007) p. 333.

Journal Articles

a ‘Anton Piller Procedure and its Compatibility with Established Legal Principles in Nigeria’, Ilorin Bar Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, P.133, August, 2002.

b ‘Public Documents as Evidence in Nigeria’, Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, Vol.7 No. 1-2, p.133, January/April 2003.

c ‘Admissibility of Originals of Public Documents in Nigeria’, Journal of Law and Social Sciences, Vol.3 No.1 p.68, April 2003.

d ‘The Effect of Appointment of a Receiver/Manager on the Corporate Powers of a Company Under the Nigerian Companies Act’, in The Challenges of Nigeria Commercial Law, Essays In Honour of Justice Umaru Addullahi (Lagos, Treasure Hall Consult, 2005) p.37.

(b) Oshunrinde vs. Akande, in Landmark Cases in Nigerian Law, Melange in honour of Honourable Justice M.L. Uwais (CJN), Taiwo Fakoyede Ed. (Lagos: TFC Publications, 2006) p.378.

(c) Oba Ipinlaye vs. Olukotun, in Landmark Cases in Nigerian Law, Melange in honour of Honourable Justice M.L. Uwais (CJN), Taiwo Fakoyede Ed. (Lagos: TFC Publications, 2006) p.385

4. Papers Presented At Conferences and Workshops
(a) ‘Continuing Debate: Of Forms of Government, the Best Model for Africa’, being a paper jointly presented with Miss Yinka Fashakin at the Law Teachers’ Conference, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos, 2004. (Now at page 91 of the Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers)

e ‘Appellate Practice and Procedure in Nigeria’, in The Challenges of Nigeria Commercial Law, Essays In Honour of Justice Umaru Addullahi (Lagos, Treasure Hall Consult, 2005) p166.

f ‘Proving the Contents of Newspapers and Journals in Judicial Proceedings in Nigeria’, in Kogi Readings In Law, Andrew Borokini Ed. (Akure: Stebak Books & Publishers, 2006) p. 26.

g ‘Administrative Justice Within the Framework of the 1999 Constitution’, in Trends In Nigerian Law: Essays in Honour of Oba D.V.F. Olateru Olagbegi III, Olubayo Oluduro et al ed. (Ibadan, Constelltion Nig Ltd, 2007) p. 233.

h ‘Legal Education and the Sustenance of Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria’ in Journal of Private & Commercial Law, University of Ado Ekiti, Vol. 1 p.55.

i ‘An Appraisal of Summary Judgment Procedure Under The 2004 High Court of Lagos State Civil Procedure Rules’ in Reflections On Nigerian Law, Commemorative Essays in Honour of Professor Mrs Jadesola Akande OFR, O.O. Omole ed. (Lagos, Feat Nig. Ltd, 2009) p. 241.

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3. Case Review

(a) Araka vs. Egbue, in Landmark Cases in Nigerian Law, Melange in honour of Honourable Justice M.L. Uwais (CJN), Taiwo Fakoyede Ed. (Lagos: TFC Publications, 2006) p.361.

(b) ‘Streamlining Registry Procedure at the Appellate Level’, being a paper presented at a training workshop for Registrars titled “Court Registrars and the Administration of Justice in Nigeria” organised by the Court of Appeal at the Nigerian Institute of Management, Victoria Island, Lagos State, 12th – 14th September, 2005.

(c) ‘An Overview of the 2004 Abuja and Lagos Civil Procedure Rules’, being the text of a paper presented at the Academic Meeting, Lagos Campus, Nigerian Law School, 12th October, 2005.

(d) ‘Judgement of National Industrial Court’, being the text of a paper delivered at the Training Workshop For National Industrial Court, Lagos, November, 2006 & July 2009 and Abuja, July 2007 & 2009..

(e) ‘Enforcement of Judgement of National Industrial Court’, being the text of a paper delivered at the Training Workshop For National Industrial Court, Lagos, November, 2006 & July 2009 and Abuja, July 2007 & 2009.

Training: He has attended several local and international training programmes including:

Arbitration and Conciliation as Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism, being a Workshop Organised by the N.B.A at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 2001 Law Teachers’ Conferences since 2001

Workshop on Information Technology and the Law, organised by the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (N.B.A) at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos,2003

International Bar Association, African Regional Conference Held at the L’Meridian Eko Hotel, Lagos, 2004

Advanced Professional Course on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) organised by Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators, Abuja, March, 2005.

One week training workshop on IT and Legal Research organised by The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales in conjunction with the British Council (Nigeria) at Abuja, May, 2006

One week Crestcom course on ‘Developing Personal Effectiveness’ organised for senior staff of the Lagos Campus of the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, June, 2006.

Inner Temple Advocacy Weekend organised by the Honourable Society of The Inner Temple, London at Latimer House, Buckinghamshire, England, 26th – 28th January, 2007.

Nigerian Law School Skills & Clinical Legal Education Teachers Training(World Bank Assisted) 2007 – 2009.

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Practice Areas

* Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
* Real Estate and Construction
* Commercial Insolvency
* Energy and Extractive Sector

 

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