The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) of the Nigerian Bar today selected Templars’ disputes partner, Godwin Omoaka for appointment as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, which is equivalent to the English rank of Queen’s Counsel.

In a press release dated today, the LPPC stated that the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is “awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.”

Godwin’s appointment comes on the heels of the appointment in July 2018 of another Templars disputes partner to the same coveted rank. His appointment is believed to be the first time in the history of the rank that two lawyers from the same firm will be so honoured in two consecutive years. According to Managing Partner Oghogho Akpata, “I congratulate Godwin on this enormous achievement. He is a seasoned and unrelenting advocate, and we are extremely proud of him and the rest of our Disputes Practice for continuously breaking new grounds on behalf of the rest of us and the clients that we serve.”

Godwin and his fellow appointees will be officially sworn in at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in September 2019.