BNLF is an independent, bi-lateral group which has been internationally established for more than ten years. It was formed in 2001 following the British Council's first African British Law week held in Abuja.
Over a period of 5 days senior lawyers from Nigeria and Britain met to discuss issues including the rule of law, access to justice, human rights, policing, prisons, globalisation, capital punishment and environmental law. Most of the delegates were from Nigeria, however there were 20 from the UK, including members of the Bar, solicitors, senior academics, Baroness Kennedy QC (Chair of the British Council), Roy Amlot (the then Chair of the General Council of the Bar) and one of the Law Society's Council Members, Michael Franks.
BNLF was formed during this monumental week as it became clear there was a need to form a group which could successfully sustain a British-Nigerian Law Partnership. From inception the BNLF continues to go from strength to strength and are extremely fortunate to have retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Ayoola as its Patron. Two of the most recognised members include BNLF founder and Immediate Past Chair Prof. Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN and from our Nigeria and West Africa office Boma Ozobia - Past President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. All of the executive members of the BNLF are leading legal professionals in their field from the UK and Nigeria of which members of BNLF are exceptionally proud.
AFTER OVER A DECADE OF SUCCESSFUL EVENTS AND INITIATIVES.
THE BNLF IS GETTING A FACELIFT - The Change We Want To See
ARE YOU SOMEONE WITH NEW IDEAS, ENERGY, DRIVE AND AMBITION WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE?
BNLF NEEDS YOU!
BNLF - THE WAY FORWARDAN EVENING OF IDEAS AND STRATEGIES
6TH MARCH, 2014. 6.30PM - 9PM
THE LAW SOCIETY
113 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
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