Fundamental Principles of Law

Fundamental Principles of Law

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Hon. Justice J.O. Pedro

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Hon. Justice Jumoke Pedro attended the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where she passed out with a second-class upper degree in law in 1980. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1981 to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court. After her NYSC service with the military police in 1982, she practiced briefly with the law firm of Akin Olugbade and Co. for two years. In 1984, she joined the Lagos State Judiciary as a magistrate and rose through the bench to become a chief magistrate. She was later appointed as registrar of titles at the Land Registry of Lagos. In 1999, she was appointed the chief registrar of the High Court of Lagos. She was appointed a judge of the High Court of Lagos in the year 2001. Her lordship is a Christian and is married to Olufemi Pedro, a former deputy governor of Lagos state, and they are blessed with four children. Her lordship is a deaconess and a chancellor. She is a member of the CIARB England and a certified mediator. She is also a member of Olave Baden Powell Society and National Association of Women Judges in Nigeria.


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Hon. Justice J.O. Pedro:
Honourable Justice Jumoke Olusola Pedro attended the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria where she obtained her LL. B with a 2nd Class Upper Division in 1980. In July 1981, she was called to the Nigerian Bar to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She practiced briefly between 1982-1984 as a Legal Practitioner with a reputable firm of Akin Olugbade & Co. after completing her N.Y.S.C as a legal officer with the Military Police Apapa Cantonment. In 1984, she joined the Lower Bench of the Lagos State Judiciary as a Magistrate. She served as the Registrar of Titles in Lagos State, and rose through the Bench to become a Chief Magistrate. In 1999, she was appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court and served as the Probate Registrar, the Sheriff, the Tax Master, and the Official Receiver. In 2001, she was appointed a High Court Judge of Lagos State, and has served in that capacity ever since. She has worked in various divisions of the court: General Civil, Family and Probate, Commercial, Fast Track, Lands Division, ADR (Track) and once as the designated Judge of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Matters. Her varied experience has helped her in putting together this book to assist the Bench; Legal Practitioners and Law Students. Her Lordship is a member of the International Association of Women Judges and National Association. She is a member of the Olave Baden-Powell Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, England, and a Certified Mediator. She is presently the Acting Chairman of the Governing Council Lagos Multidoor Courthouse. She is the Grand Matron of FIDA Lagos Branch. Her Lordship is a Deaconess at the Guiding Light Assembly, and a Chancellor of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion. She is married to Otunba Olufemi Pedro- a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State- and they are blessed with Children.

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