General Rules of Originating Processes and Interlocutory Applications- A paper delivered by Munirudeen Liadi at the GTBank Legal Training Session


Our Litigation Partner, Mr. Munirudeen Liadi, was a Guest Lecturer at the Legal Group Training Session of the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc held in October 2019, where he masterfully delivered a paper titled: “Instituting Matters in Court: Originating Processes and Basic Interlocutory Applications”. In his presentation, Mr. Liadi analyzed the critical nature and forms of originating processes in various Courts. He further elucidated on the salient provisions and relevance of the new Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2019 and the Lagos State High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2019 vis-à-vis originating processes.

In the session, Mr. Liadi reiterated the importance of issuing competent originating process, as a bedrock on which the entire suit is anchored; the fundamental nature of service of Court processes on parties as well as the need for Organization to inform their external Counsel as soon as originating court processes are served on them. This is to, amongst other things, forestall the damning consequences that often result from late or none response to Court processes. The discourse also touched on the basic interlocutory applications and its significance in litigation. It was such an insightful session of great value and one that every Organization will find very useful in managing their litigation portfolio. In the course of the lecture, questions and comments based on practical on-the-job challenges were entertained with hands-on tailor-made solutions proffered.

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