Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday appointed Lagos lawyer, Mr Kemi Pinheiro SAN as chairman, Lagos State Law Reform Commission.

The appointment takes immediate effect.

In the letter of appointment titled “Appointment as Chairman, Lagos State Law Reform Commission”, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated: “I am pleased to convey the approval of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of your appointment as chairman, Lagos State Law Reform Commission on Part-Time basis for a three-year term with effect from 12th December, 2019”.

The letter stated further: “In approving your appointment, due cognizance has been taken of your integrity, selfless service, and record of impressive performance. I, therefore, have no doubt that you will bring your wealth of experience to bear on the work of the commission and continue to justify the confidence reposed in you by Mr governor”.

Pinheiro has contributed immensely to the development of law and society in the state. On September 24, 2019, he delivered a 40-page paper at the Lagos State Judiciary 2019/2020 Legal Year Stakeholder’s Summit, titled “The admissibility of confessional Statements: Imperatives of trial within a trial”.

On October 8, 2019, Pinheiro delivered another paper, “Effective Utilization of Garnishee Proceedings in Recovery of Debt and Effective Defence thereto: Prospects, Challenges and Avoidable Pitfalls” at the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programme organized by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch on.

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