Research Papers/Topics in Law

Trade Secret Protection Within the European Union (EU) and Breach of Confidence

TABLE OF CONTENTSPART AINTRODUCTIONTRADE SECRETS EXPLAINED SUMMARY/RATIONAL FOR THE NEW EU DIRECTIVE ON TRADE SECRETBINDINGNESS OF THE DIRECTIVE ON THE UK VIS-AS-VIS BREXITOVERVIEW OF THE US TRADE SECRETS LAW COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE US & THE EU TRADE SECRETS DIRECTIVESa.   Meaning of Trade Secrets under the EU And DTSAb.   Confidentiality in court proceeding c.   Limitation Period d.   Protection for Whistle Blowerse.   RemediesCHALLENGES LIKELY TO BE FACED BY THIS DIRECTIV...

Piercing the Corporate Veil of an Incorporation to ascertain the real actors

TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     Corporate Veil Principle/Separate Legal Personality 1.2     Lifting the Corporate Veil  2.0     CLASSIFICATION OF THE VEIL LIFTING PRINCIPLE2.1     The Evasion Principle2.2     The Concealment Principle  3.0     OTHER REASONS ADVANCED FOR PIERCING/LIFTING THE VEIL3.1     Fraud3.2     Overall Public Interest3.3     Statutory Lifting3.4     Single Economic Entity3.5     Equitable & ...

ENFORCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA- THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN PEOPLES

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights was set up pursuant to the coming into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, saddled with the responsibilities of promoting and enforcing the rights of the African people and further checkmating human rights breaches amongst its member states. This paper will contend that the commission while performing its duties is faced with numerous challenges and setbacks which tend to dissuade it, and which have in fact, hindered ...

Issues in Duty of Care of Medical Practitioners in Nigeria

Professional medical negligence or malpractice has been on the increase and needs to be addressed in terms of the attitude of law towards medical practice for the protection of the patient to make the physician liable as well as to secure punitive punishment for any medical practitioner who through carelessness causes harm to a patient. Moreover there is the need to caution medical practitioners who have sent many patients to their untimely graves in the course of their professiona...

An Assessment of Islamic Law as Customary Law vis a vis the Supreme Court Ruling in Alkamawa v Bello and Anor 1998 6 SCNJ 127

ABSTRACT  There has been a controversy as to the question whether Islamic law can be classified as customary law in Nigeria. There exists a divide among jurisprudential scholars as to the answer to this question but the prevailing school of thought sees Islamic law as customary law. This position is supported by Nigerian Statues as is made evident by the provision of section 2 of the Native Courts Law 1957 and its succeeding legislations which states that ‘native law and custom in...

ADR:CLIENT INTEREST-FRIENDLY THAN LITIGATION

Disputes are bound to arise as long as human interaction is concerned. What however differentiates man from other animals is his ability to manage his disputes. Over the years, a very popular method of resolving disputes is through litigation/the court. This presentation briefly juxtaposes litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, carefully showing how ADR fits into the best interest of clients than litigation. 

The Nigerian Executive and Legislature Relationship: Need for a Balance

In every democratic setting, it is clear that a smooth relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislative arm of government is a sine qua non for a good governance, and vice versa. In Nigeria, this relationship is really a topical problem as each of these arms is seen fighting hard to establish its supremacy over the other, despite the various platforms provided by the Constitution for a synergy between them. 

The Legal Status of Economically Dependent Workers in Nigeria.

This work basically deals with a new category of workers called "the EDWs". This category of workers are products of globalization/modernisation. Their legal status is somewhat uncertain in jurisdictions like Nigeria. We have therefore, provided a discourse on these workers, who they are, what they do and what the law says about them. We concluded by making salient recommendations which if followed will solve some problems of uncertainty surrounding these workers in Nigeria. 

“Constructive notice and the Turquand rule: a comparison between the common law position and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act 71 of 2008."

CONTENTSTitle Page................................................................................................................... 11. Introduction................................................................................................................ 31.1 General................................................................................................................ 31.2 Problem Statement..........................................................................................

LIMITATION LAWS UNDER THE NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM: A CASE FOR LEGAL REFORM

In any given transaction, time, as a general rule, is of the essence unless otherwise excluded by law, nature of the transaction or by the parties thereto. Time stipulation in transactions is not only important in ensuring prompt performance of obligations but also relevant in terms of timely enforcement of rights that may arise thereunder. While time of performance often times, is expressly stipulated by parties, the period for the enforcement of rights arising thereunder is normally p...

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

AbstractCorporate sustainability reporting has become an issue of vital importance as globalisation and the impacts of businesses on the environment and society have become more evident. Pressing issues like climate change as a result of man-made activities and other environmental disasters have caused stakeholders, investors, NGOs and governments to demand for more transparency from corporations with the hope that this could lead to a change in the behaviour of corporations towards the envir...

RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF CREDITORS AND DEBTORS IN SECURED CREDIT TRANSACTIONS

A major way to boost any economy is by availability of credit to business enterprises. However, there are many factors that could hinder the availability of credit in the society; lack of adequate legal framework for secured financing is one of them. There is a direct relationship between a good legal framework for security devices and the availability of credit in a country.This paper looks at rights and liabilities of creditors and debtors in a secured credit transaction especially in light...

PENSION REFORM ACT 2014 AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA

This article touches on the Nigerian pensions reform of 2014 and its applicability. It also elucidates the innovations therein. 

THE BENCH, BAR, INVESTIGATING AGENCIES AND ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN IN NIGERIA

The role of the Bench, Bar and other investigative agencies in Nigeria's anti-corruption fight is quite beyond doubt. Though Nigeria's Criminal Code and the Penal Code makes extensive provisions criminalizing all corrupt acts, the procedure required to be employed when dealing with allegations of corruption in some certain offices is as provided by the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, however these constitutional provisions has of recent brought to the front burner argument on the role of the Be...

THE ROLE OF LAW IN MAINTAING SANITY AND PREVENTING IMPUNITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SETTING

Law is an instrument of social engineering, it dictates the the development of any given society. The instrument of law must be employed to curb arbitrariness and the excesses of power hence the very important role played by law in a Democratic setting so as to prevent a gradual slide into insanity and anarchy.


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