Labour, Employment, Pension And Military Law
We represent employers and employees in trade related disputes before regular courts, specialized courts, arbitration, tribunals and administrative proceedings.
We are also engaged by both local and foreign companies in obtaining expatriate quotas for their staff, preparing contracts of employment, advising government and companies (especially after restructuring) on down/right sizing and the implications as well as compliance with the subsisting labour and pension legislations. We were retained as external solicitors for several years by the defunct National Directorate of Employment.
Our expertise and practice also extends to trade union disputes and negotiations. The firm successfully defended the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress during the labour crisis that greeted the fuel price increase in Nigeria reported in (2004) 3NWLR (PT. 860) @ 305 and has also participated in significant employment litigation including the celebrated “missing ship” court martial in Nigeria where it represented a senior military officer in to set aside the conviction handed by the Court Martial and affirmed by the court of appeal in REAR ADMIRAL AGBITI V. NIGERIAN NAVY (2011) 4NWLR (Pt.1236) 175.