SAN Applicants to Pay N1m as Application Opens for 2023 Award


The Legal Practitioners Privileges Commitee (LPPC) has announced  the commencement of  Applications for the  2023 Award of  the  Rank of  Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Below is  the notice to that effect:

“By the combined provisions of Section 5(2) of the Legal Practitioners Act, Cap L11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Regulation 10 (1) (4) of the Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria 2022 (“the Guidelines), the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (the LPPC” or “the Committee”) hereby makes a formal call for applications preparatory to the award of the rank for the year 2023. Commencing with this year’s exercise, applications shall only be made online and prospective applicants are directed to visit to make their applications.:


2.1 The application portal, will be open to the general public at 12:00 am on January 1st, 2023.

2.2 An applicant must pay a non-refundable processing fee of One Million Naira (N1,000. 000.00) only to any of the following accounts held in the name of the “Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (SAN)”:

Account Number:1014103141, at Zenith Bank PLC,

Account No. 0213662834 at GTBank PLC.

2.3 Upon conclusion of payment, an applicant should upload a copy of the evidence of payment on the application portal. The applicant will receive an email notification from the LPPC Secretariat confirming the applicant’s payment and clearing the applicant to proceed with the application process online

2.4 All Applicants (whether Advocates or Academica) must upload clear and legible copies of all  mandatory or supporting documents that are required by the Guidelines for the purpose of their application on the application portal. Only clear copies of materials presented shall be considered/acceptable by the Secretariat in compliance with Regulation 9(2) of the Guidelines. In the case of Academic applicants who may wish to submit publications that are too voluminous to be conveniently scanned and uploaded, it shall be sufficient to scan and upload the title page of such publications, whilst submitting the hard copies along with the flashi drives referred to in clause 25 below.

2.5 After uploading copies of all mandatory or supporting documents online, applicants shall also submit five flash drives containing a copy of their completed application form (to be downloaded from the online portal) as well as copies of all the mandatory and supporting documents uploaded on the online platform to the LPPC Secretariat.

2.6 Any application together with supporting documents submitted in a manner contrary to the directives of the LPPC as enumerated above will be rejected by the Secretariat.

2.7 All applications together with their mandatory or supporting documents must be submitted online at before 12:00 noon on the 31st March, 2023 whilst the flash drives referred to in clause 25 above must be delivered to the LPPC Secretariat before 4:00pm on the 3rd April, 2023.

2.8 Any submission made after the deadlines stipulated in clause 2.7 above shall be treated as a non-submission.

Hajo Sarki Bello, Esq.

Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court/ Secretary Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee


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