SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA (SAN)

Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) is a title conferred on legal practitioners in Nigeria who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. The title is the equivalent of the rank of Queen’s Counsel in the United Kingdom as well as in South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Canada (except Ontario and Quebec).

The rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria was first conferred on April 3, 1975, the recipients were Chief F.R.A. Williams, S.A.N and Dr. N.B. Graham-Douglas, S.A.N. Prior to that time the position was that Lawyers who had distinguished themselves in practice were conferred to the rank of QC (Queen’s Counsel) but with the attainment of the republican status in 1963, the designation became quite acknowledged.

As of 1st October, 2017, 480 Lawyers had been awarded the prestigious rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioner Privilege Committee.

Executive Officers

CHIEF RICHARD AKINJIDE,
SAN

Chairman

Mr. Kola Awodein,
SAN

Assistant Secretary

MR. SEYI SOWEMIMO,
SAN

Secretary

Chief Nnaemeka Ngige,
San

Assistant Secretary

CHIEF FELIX FAGBOHUNGBE,
SAN

Treasurer

Guidelines
On Becoming A Senior Advocate of Nigeria

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Guidelines For The Conferment Of The Rank Of Senior Advocate Of Nigeria 2013

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Guidelines For The Conferment Of The Rank Of Senior Advocate Of Nigeria 2016

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Guidelines For The Conferment Of The Rank Of Senior Advocate Of Nigeria 2017

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