Daily Law Tips (Tip 456) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)
WHY SIGNATURES MUST ALWAYS GO WITH NAMES.
On what is SIGNATURE?
“… the definition of the word signature as? highlighted in the case of DR. BOLAJI AKINSANYA V FEDERAL MORTGAGE FINANCE LIMITED (2010) LPELR – 3687 (CA) which states thus: “A person’s name or mark written by the person or at the person’s direction. Any name, mark or writing used with the intention of authenticating a document.” Per NIMPAR, J.C.A.
“The importance of stating the name of the signatory cannot be over – emphasized. Signature is only identifiable by the name of the signatory. Court processes must therefore be signed by a named legal practitioner.” Per Mshelia, J.C.A.
My authorities are the decisions of court in the cases of;
1. THE VESSEL MV NAVAL GENT & ORS v. ASSOCIATED COMMODITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2015) LPELR-25973(CA)
2. AKINSANYA & ANOR. V. FMFL (2010) LPELR-3687(CA)
Feel free to reach the author, ask questions or make inquiries on this topic or any other via info@LearnNigerianLaws.com or email@example.com or +2348037665878.
NOTE: Sharing or modifying or publishing this publication without giving credit to Onyekachi Umah, Esq. and “LearnNigerianLaws.com” is a criminal breach of copyright and will be prosecuted. Please share this publication till it gets to those that need it most. Save a Nigerian today!
To receive our Daily Law Tips for free follow our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube via “@LearnNigerianLaws”.
This publication is the writer’s view not a legal advice and does not create any form of relationship. You may reach the writer for more information.
Powered by www.LearnNigerianLaws.com
Book On “International Arbitration & ADR And The Rule Of Law”Written By Professor C.J. Amasike, Ph.D; F.DRI; F.CIArb; M.ADRg; FIPA; FCTI Price: ₦20,000 or £25 per copy [Hard Back– 20 chaps/715 pages] Contact Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com WhatsApp only: 0803-703-5989 Voice Call – Mobile: 0817-630-8030,+234-805-2128-456, +234-909-