A legal practitioner who has practiced the profession of the law for a period of at least five (5) years may establish a legal firm, whether as sole practitioner or in partnership with other legal practitioners.
The principal office of the firm and any branch thereof is required to comply with the Legal Practitioners Practice Rules. Among others, the legal practitioner is required to have a client’s account in which he is obliged to be depositing all funds received on trust or on behalf of a client. Failure to deposit money in the client’s account is an offence under section 89(2)(r) of the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act.
The Society has 185 registered law firms in the 2023/2024 practice year.