GUINNESS (NIGERIA) PLC
V.
ONEGBEDAN

(2011) JELR 49408 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/B/198/2009 ·  6 May 2011 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
AMIRU SANSUI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondent
bill of charges
interest
lower court
issues
legal practitioners act
legal practitioner
provisions of section
award of interest
learned counsel
statement of claim
legal practitioner act
bills of charges
favour of the respondent
trial court
basis of quantum meruit
case files
date of delivery of the bill
institution of the suit
issue of alleged non-compliance
legal services
outstanding professional fees
present respondent
said bill of charges
supreme court
absence of requisite pleadings particulars
aggregate lump judgment award of n19
appellant company
appellants counter claim
counter claim
judgment of high court of edo state
last known address
laws of federation of nigeria
leading judgment
legal matters
mandatory provisions of section
mentioned claims
oyekanmi v. nepa
preponderance of evidence
prior agreement
professional outstanding fees
recovery of his professional fees
said issues
such payment
such payments
tender proof receipt
unpleaded facts see egbe v

AMIRU SANUSI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of High Court of Edo State (hereinafter referred to as "the lower court") delivered on 2nd day of February 2009. At the lower court, the present respondent as plaintiff thereat, instituted an action against the defendant now appellant, seeking payment of the under mentioned claims as per his Amended Statement of Claim. The claims are as below:-

a) The sum of N19, 944,090,00k (Nineteen Million, nine hundred and forty four thousand and ninety Naira only) being professional outstanding fees

b). 21% interest per annum from year 2000 up to the day of judgment and thereafter at 10% interest until final judgment is made less N306, 375.00 paid while the case was in court."

The facts which gave rise to the institution of the suit at the lower court by the plaintiff against the defendant leading to the filing of this appeal are simply that, the respondent, a Benin based legal practitioner, served as a …

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