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Lawyers to pay N1m to apply for SAN rank



The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has opened applications for the 2023 award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with a N1million fee.

The LPPC, in a notice by its Secretary/Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Sarki Bello, and seen by Ripples Nigeria on Tuesday, said the application commenced from January 1 to March 31, 2023.

The notice stated that the invitation was in accordance with Section 5(2) of the Legal Practitioners Act, 2004 and Regulation 10 (1) (4) of the Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of SAN 2022.

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It read in part: “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (the LPPC” or “the Committee”) hereby makes a formal call for applications preparatory to the award of the rank for the year 2023.

“Commencing with this year’s exercise, applications shall only be made online and prospective applicants are directed to visit to make their applications.”

The Committee had in 2021 pegged the application fee to a non-refundable sum of N600,000 naira.

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