LATE PROFESSOR S A. ADESANYA(SAN)
LATE PROFESSOR C. OKEAGU OGADAH (SAN
Late Professor C. OKEAGU OGADAH (SAN) was an eminent lawyer, a Ph.D
holder, a Barrister of the Inner Temple, a Professor of Law, a Senior
Advocate of Rivers State,Nigeria, a Bencher and a member of the Legal
Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Rivers State, Nigerian Bar
Acquiring his LLB degree in London in 1962 and a BL from the Inner
Temple Inns of Court, he was called to the Bar in Trinity Term in 1965
qualifying top of his class of 2000 students.
Subsequently, he was appointed from London as an Assistant Lecturer in
Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he
taught for 12 years.
In 1966, he was sponsored to the Queen's University of Belfast where
he finished his PhD degree in 18 months under Sir Francis H Newark,
Q.C and Professor W.L Twinning becoming an E.S Montgomery Scholar and
Sir Thomas Dixon Scholar in the process.
In 1977, he left for the University of Abakaliki where he became an
Associate Professor of Law. In 1979, he was appointed as Professor of
Law and Head of the Department of public law. He gracefully and
voluntarily retired from Law teaching in 1984 and became a full-time
In 1993, he was made a Senior Advocate of Rivers State, Nigeria, and
subsequently became a Bencher and a member of the Legal Practitioners
Disciplinary Committee of the Rivers State, Nigerian Bar Association.
He was the author of many publications including law books,
monographs, contributions to other books, and several articles in the
learned Law Journals.
His legacy remains strong as exemplified by the exceptionally
brilliant team of lawyers he mentored, and the numerous landmark cases
he won in his lifetime.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation & Insolvency
- Corporate & Commercial
- Family Law
- Property & Conveyance
- Private International Law
- Oil & Gas Law
- Intellectual Property
- Capital Market Investment
- Regulatory Compliance
- Telecommunications Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- ADR & Arbitration