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Flora Ogbuitepu
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Legal Officer 300 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2010
University of Pretoria
From 0 to 2007
Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus
From 0 to 2006
Kogi State University
No added languages

Experience

SENIOR ASSOCIATE / ACTING PRACTICE MANAGER
TOPE ADEBAYO LLP
June 2011 - Present Day (6 years 1 month)

Experience :

General practice of the law

Legal audit

Litigation

Corporate practice including company secretarial duties and vetting of agreements

Human rights litigation

Practice management

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN LEGAL PRACTICE

  • Commenced legal action and obtained judgment in African Packaging Company Limited and Anor v. Savannah Bank of Nigeria.
  • Active counsel in Save Nigeria Group Ltd/Gte (a.k.a SNG) v. President Federal Republic of Nigeria and Ors( High profile case on human rights)
  • Head of Legal Audit in respect of the successful legal audit exercise conducted for African Alliance Insurance Company.

PUBLICATIONS :

  • An Analysis on the practicality of the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act 2011, NNHRCJ, Volume 1, December 2011.
  • Legal audit as a crucial response to the legal and financial uncertainties faced by Organisations in the 21st century.
  • National Human Rights Institutions and Children’s Rights in Africa. 2012, (Monograph) Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Guide to Gambian Legal Information.
Intern
Central Africa Intelligence
January 2011 - June 2011 (6 months)

Responsibilities :

Monitoring human rights issue in Africa

Researching and writing on current human rights issues in Africa

Achievements :

Publication of the following articles

  • A new way of undermining women’s rights: Abduction in eastern Nigeria.
  • Realising indigenous peoples’ rights: The case of the Kalahari Bushmen of Botswana.
  • Quest for power: An option to human rights abuses in Ivory Coast.
  • Drawing the lines: The right to religion and religious crisis in Nigeria.
Law Officer- Intern
UNESCO
October 2010 - December 2010 (3 months)

Responsibilities :

Preparation of tools for the implementation of children’s rights

Preparation of Instruments for the capacity building of Teachers

Planning strategies for the implementation of children’s rights

Legal Pracititioner
Chikwem Chambers
February 2009 - January 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Responsibilities

Active Litigation with Lagos State Judicial Division

  • Preparation and perfection of Legal documentation including mortgage, deed of Assignment and leases
  • Corporate Practice
  • Writing of legal advice
  • Office Management Skills
  • Debt Recovery
  • Active participation in the liquidation of Alan Dick and Company
State Counsel
Rivers State Ministry of Justice
November 2007 - October 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Involved in active litigation with Rivers State Judicial Division

Wrote Legal advice as part of the prosecution process

Pro bono- Promoting the rights of prisoners