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BNLF is open to legal professionals, students and legal academics (in good standing) qualified in the UK and Nigeria, irrespective of ethnic origin or nationality. 

About us

The British Nigeria Law Forum is a vibrant professional organization recognized by leading legal and professional bodies in the UK and Nigeria. It is made up of practicing lawyers and students in the UK and in Nigeria. It provides business, networking and educational opportunities for its members in both jurisdictions.

Established in 2001, the association has a long and successful track record of staging professional and social events designed to develop and support the careers of its members. It is also designed to connect its members in the UK with their counterparts in Nigeria and vice versa and has become a networking forum in which cross-border business opportunities are created.

BNLF is a bilateral organisation that serves as a vehicle where lawyers and other interested parties from both jurisdictions can communicate with each other to promote legal ideas as well as foster mutually beneficial relationships.

To find out more about the benefits of BNLF membership please follow this LINK HERE

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Why is BNLF good for me ?

The benefits of BNLF membership include, but are not limited to:

- Professional development and legal training
- Strengthen legal and business links in the UK, Nigeria, and Africa
- Opportunities to be part of BNLF special interest and working groups
- Opportunities to be a part of legal consultations and proposals in the UK and Nigeria
- Attending seminars and workshops at reduced rates or free of charge
- Opportunities to give back through mentoring and pro bono advice and assistance.
- Recruitment opportunities
- Networking
- Advertise at discounted rates in the BNLF Newsletter or Magazine

Our Legal Network

Business Law Network

The Business Law Network (‘BLN’) is an established part of BNLF, supporting members that specialise in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial law with an international focus (particularly on English and Nigerian law issues).

Criminal Law Network

The Criminal Law Network consists of BNLF members with an interest in criminal law or who practice predominantly or exclusively in that field. Our aim is to keep our members updated on current trends, important developments and the effect of changes to criminal legislation on professional practice and the impact on the community.

Family Law Network

The Family Law Network is a forum for BNLF members who specialise in family law. Its mission is to assist busy practitioners and students with up to date knowledge of practice and procedure in a complex area of law and litigation. 

Immigration Law Network

The Immigration Law Network consists of a group of BNLF members who specialize in Immigration law. The objective is to create a resource centre for members to interact and provide up to date knowledge of practice and procedures in Immigration law. 

Junior Lawyer's Division

The British Nigeria Law Forum: Junior Lawyers Division (BNLF JLD) is a division of the BNLF aimed at supporting British-Nigerian junior lawyers and students and solidifying links between the junior section of the respective British and Nigerian legal professions. 

Women's Network

The Women’s network commenced in 2017 and consists of 25 Foundation members who make decisions. The official launch of the Women’s network was on 9 March 2018 with an event for International Women’s Day - “Inspirational women and their strategies for overcoming professional barriers.”