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Jide Lanlehin triumphs at CCA

November 2015

Mr Jide Lanlehin was instructed on an appeal against sentence of 12 months imprisonment for possession of a false French Passport with intent passed by at Croydon Crown Court by way of leave of single judge.

The Court of Appeal led by Lady Justice Sharp quashed the sentence of 12 months and replaced it with a sentence of 6 months imprisonment.

The Court was of the view that although the appellant had entered the UK with a false passport. this was not the same passport that he used to obtain employment. He was before the court to be sentenced for using a false passport to obt‎ain employment. The case of Kolawole distinguished from this matter. There was substantial mitigation in this case to warrant a reduced sentence in line with the case Ovieratchki.

Great James Street Chambers amongst 200 foreign firms attending CIF

November 2015

Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala will host the first edition of the Cameroon Investment Forum (CIF) on 25-27 November with over 200 foreign companies in attendance, according to the Investment Promotion Agency (API), the organizer of this event.
Of the companies, which have confirmed their participation, 50 come from South Africa, 30 from the United States, ten from Morocco, and other countries such as China, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria.

This business gathering whose main theme is “Emergence through Investment” will be more internationally-focused, according to API’s Managing Director, Martha Angeline Minja.

“We are wrapping up the final preparations, since all the arrangements for the success of this forum have been taken. This leads us to believe that CIF will be held in good conditions, as an inter-ministerial committee has also been set up to work on this, Mrs. Minja said.

The organizers have revealed that the banking sector, that of the insurance sector and industries will be “well represented” at this major rendezvous major during, the discussions will be centered on ways “to create interactions between domestic and foreign investors.”

ITC also intends to create a framework for cooperation and interaction between the Cameroonian Diaspora, API and public authorities.

The Forum will be an opportunity to “praise the vitality” of Cameroon’s economic operators, in addition to the other activities on the agenda, including plenary sessions, thematic workshops, B2B meetings, and the presentation CIF Awards.

Great James Street welcome Paul Edwards

November 2015

Chambers are delighted to announce that Paul Edwards (2004) has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Updated profile to follow shortly.