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1951-2011 SUPREME COURT JUDGMENTS PUBLISHED

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Lagos - A Lagos-based lawyer and Managing Partner of Alexander Payne & Co., Bamidele Adeleye has described the publication of Supreme Court Judgments on Evidence (SCJE) as a great boost to the nation's judicial system.

Speaking with Vanguard in Lagos, he said just like their first major publication, Intellectual Property Law Reports (1917-2011), the new publication will contribute immensely to the quick and effectual dispense of justice in Nigeria.

As Editor-in-Chief of the two publications, he said: 'We discovered that evidence is the root of justice. Justice should be dispensed in accordance with the evidence provided by the litigants to support their claim. It is very important for lawyers to know relevant decisions of the apex Court (Supreme) Court on the Evidence Act.'

The SCJE, published in seven volumes of 1,000 pages each, cover Supreme Court judgments on Evidence from 1951- 2011.

Adeleye said: 'Although the judgments were given under the old Evidence Act, cross-references are made in the Reports to Evidence Act 2011. This will enable lawyers and judges know under which sections of the new Evidence Act the judgments are relevant.'