Computation of “Post-Call” years in the Legal Practitioners Act: Olumide Babalola approaches the Federal High Court for interpretation

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Computation of “Post-Call” years in the Legal Practitioners Act: Olumide Babalola approaches the Federal High Court for interpretation.
In a bid to resolve the perennial controversy surrounding computation of post-call years especially for the payment of Bar practicing fees, Olumide Babalola has filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for the judicial interpretation of the phrase “post call” as repeatedly used in the Legal Practitioners Act.
In Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/925/2018 between Olumide Babalola and the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Plaintiff is seeking an interpretation of section 8(3) of the Legal Practitioners Act and Legal Practitioners (Bar Practicing Fees) Notice vis a vis the phrase – “Post Call”.
The Plaintiff also seeks an interpretation that the phrase “Post Call” excludes the year of call since a lawyer cannot clock one year immediately after his call to bar.
The suit is yet to be assigned to a judge.