The imposition of fines by regulatory bodies has raised concerns about fair hearings and legitimacy.

Recent cases emphasize the notion that the imposition of fines/penalties is a judicial act reserved solely and exclusively for the courts and as such, should not be exercised by a regulatory body not conferred with judicial or quasi-judicial powers.

In our latest publication, TEMPLARS Partner Sadiq Ilegieuno and Associates; Lawal Kazeem, Akorede Adelupe, and Emediong Okodi, explore the judicial approach to administrative fines and sanctions in Nigeria.