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Call: 1994 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)
Jide Lanlehin was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1994 and admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. He obtained his LLB Honours in Law at the University of East London 1992. He started his career at the English Bar training at Tooks Chambers (chambers of Michael Mansfield QC) where he did his first six months pupillage before proceeding to Cloisters, 1 Pump Court (David Turner-Samuels QC) for his second six months training.
He is a versatile and exceptionally gifted advocate who originally established himself at the English Bar as a specialist in very serious criminal cases, undertaking a variety of cases involving Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering offences, Confiscation, Murder, and Rape. He appeared as a leading junior counsel in the Crown Court in a number of these cases. He also receives instructions in Employment Law cases i.e. Unfair Dismissal and Racial Discrimination, Immigration and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.(SDT).
In 2011, JL was appointed an English Law Consultant for a leading Nigerian Firm. Upon his call to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria he was elevated to the position of Partner at the Firm. He has since left that Firm to establish his own practice. He is able to receive instructions and advise on all aspects of Nigerian Law particularly Nigerian Commercial, Property, Probate, Family and Divorce Law.
JL’s current area of particular interest is the devastating impact on the environment of oil spillage by Multi-national companies in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. He has widely researched this issue and is prepared to litigate on behalf of those who have been most affected and disenfranchised by this modern phenomenon.
JL is qualified to conduct cases under the public access provisions of the Bar Council.
Notable Reported Cases
R v Olawaiye & others  EWCA Crim 1925 (6 December 2009)
R v Kartal  EWCA Crim 1987 (15 July 1999) Successful appeal against conviction – Excessive judicial intervention of defence counsel cross-examination and Article 6 ECHR
R v Serge Ndjanga- court of appeal – This was an appeal against sentence of 12 months imprisonment for possession of a false French Passport with intent passed by HHJ Tanzer 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 for obtaining employment. The case of Kolawole distinguished from the present case. There was substantial mitigation in this case to warrant a reduced sentence in line with the case Ovieratchki.
R v O (acting as leading junior) – Multi-handed Conspiracy to Rob
R v O (acted as leading junior) – Multi-handed Fraud Case
R v O (acted as leading junior) – Multi-handed drug importation
R v O (led by leading Junior) – Multi-handed drug importation and Money Laundering case.
R v S (led junior) – Multi-handed Mortgage Fraud.
R v K (led Junior) – Home Office deception case.
R v G (acted alone-CoD had QC) – Multi-million Benefit Fraud
R v R (led by QC) minimum tariff for murder reduced from 22 years to 19 years
R v J IPP dangerousness lifted on appeal against sentence
- Member of the Criminal Bar Association.
- Member of Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Member of Society of Black Lawyers
- Member of British Nigeria Law Forum
- Friend of Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
- Friend of European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights
- Winner Ashe Lincoln Public Speaking Award (1993)
- Winner Esso Petroleum Bursary Award (1992)
- 2000 Part- time lecturer – Inns of Court School of law- criminal law- court of appeal- professional ethics..
- 2002 Obtained IATC certificate to teach Advocacy for Bar students and Barristers.
- 2002-2006 Lecturer at BPP Law School- advocacy, conference and negotiation skills.
- 2006-2007 Taught crime, tort, administrative law for undergraduates on LLB.
- 2010 – present External Advocacy Assessor for the Crown Prosecution Service. Regularly lectures Student nurses at City University in Tort and law of negligence.
- 2012 Qualified to assess Higher Rights Advocacy Certificate candidates.