Chima Umezuruike is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:
Specialist in the areas of:
- Family Law
- Nigerian Law Group
Experienced in the following additional areas:
- Professional Regulation
- Wills & Probate
- Inheritance Act Claims
- Public Access Accredited
- Land & Property
- Business & Commercial Law
Outside of these key areas of law, Chima Umezuruike is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Chima direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.
- Captain Saulawa -v- Captain Abeyratne & Another  EWHC 2463 (Ch) - Giving permission to file a fresh claim after the previous claim has been discontinued.
- Antoine –v- Barclays Bank  EWCA Civ 2846 (Court of Appeal) - Whether a court order that was obtained on the basis of forged documents can be void.
- Keazor –v- Law Society LTL 22/1/2009 (Divisional Court) - Principles governing the striking off of a solicitor who has been reckless but has not been dishonest.
- Aribisala v St James' Homes (Grosvenor Dock) Ltd.  EWHC 456 (Ch) Floyd J - principles of exercising the court’s discretion under s.49(2) LPA 1925.
- Aribisala v St James' Homes (Grosvenor Dock) Ltd.  EWHC 1694 (Ch) Alan Steinfield QC (sitting as a deputy High Court Judge) - whether the court’s power to grant relief from forfeiture under section 49(2) LPA 1925 could be validly excluded by contract.
- Attorney General of Zambia v Meer Care & Desai (A firm) and Others  EWCA Civ 390 (CA) - Forum non conveniens and Article 6 of ECHR.
- Corporate Carriages Ltd. v Smith and another Chancery Division 7 November 2005 - the fiduciary duties of vendors of shares to the purchaser.
- M-T v T  EWHC 79 (Fam) Charles J - Nigerian parties, jurisdiction and the application of the DPMA 1973 on habitual residence.
- Mark v Mark  UKHL 42 (on appeal from  EWCA Civ 168 – whether a person can be either habitually resident or domiciled in England and Wales if her presence in the United Kingdom is a criminal offence under the Immigration Act 1971
- Moses-Taiga v Taiga  EWCA Civ 1399 - Power of appellate court to vary the terms of the grant of permission to appeal and the terms of the order for stay pending appeal.
- R (on the application of Farina HAQQ) –v- HM Coroner for Inner West London and Another  EWHC 3366 (Admin) - entitlement to a dead body where the deceased died intestate.
- Abdullahi v Mudashiru  ALL ER (D) 477 (Oct) - duty of disclosure in ex parte applications for injunction.
- AIC Ltd. v Federal Government of Nigeria and Anor  EWHC 1357 (QB) - state immunity.
- Steeds v Peverel Management Services Ltd.  EWCA Civ 419 CA - overriding the limitation period in personal injury cases.
- Arogundade v Brent London Borough Council (2000) LTL 16/10/2000, CA -CPR, Striking out.
- R v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex parte Benson Isiocha  Imm AR 404 - Judicial Review (Immigration).
- R v London Borough of Southwark ex parte Ahdurim Tafili  EWCA Civ 2005 - denial of relief under the National Assistance Act 1948 on the ground of the applicant misconduct.
- Aniagwu v London Borough of Hackney  IRLR 303 – Race discrimination.
- Conrad Samuels v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWCA Civ 883 (Police powers of arrest).
- R v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex parte Elijah Nkereumen  Imm AR 267 - Judicial Review (Immigration).
- Secretary of State for Home Department v Goussebo (CA) LTL 27/11/98 - reversing a finding of fact made by a lower tribunal.
- R v Lambeth London Borough Council Ex parte Ogunmuyiwa (Times Law Report, 17 April 1997) 29 H.L.R 950 Judicial Review (Housing Benefits).
- R v Greenwich London Borough Council, Ex parte Moult  EWCA Civ 1048 - judicial review of the decision of a Housing Benefit Review Board.
- R v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex parte Adeyibi  Imm AR 57 Judicial Review (Immigration).
- R v Southwark London Borough Council, Ex parte Anderson, 32 H.L.R 96, HC. - Judicial review (homelessness).
- R v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex parte Fawehinmi (Current Law Week, March 31 1995) Judicial Review (Immigration).
- “Reform of Legal Education and the Legal Profession in 21st Century Nigeria” (published in www.thenigeriabusiness.com/column7.html)
- “Review of the Civil Procedure Rules in the Various High Courts in Nigeria and the Court of Appeal” (published in www.thenigeriabusiness.com/column30.html and The Daily Independent, 9th and 16th September 2010)
- “The Concept of Double-decker marriages in Nigeria” (published in www.thenigeriabusiness.com/column7.html).
“The Validity of a ceremony of a Nigerian Customary Law Marriage Celebrated outside Nigeria or in Nigeria but Outside the Bride’s Place of Domicile” (published in www.umezchambers.com)
Mike N. Epelle Intels Nigeria Limited
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