An end to slavishness?

An end to slavishness?

Author: 
Cottrell, Jill
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Date published: 
1973
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Journal Title: 
Journal of African Law
Source: 
Journal of African Law,Vol.17,No.2,1973,pp.247-251
Abstract: 

“At present, indeed, the Nigerian courts tend slavishly to follow any English decision”. This recent decision of the High Court of Lagos State, however, appears to be the first example of a judicial refusal to follow an English precedent, other than in cases involving the measure of damages, or interpretation of statutes similar to those in force in Nigeria, but not identical.

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Alternate title: 
A note on Alli v. Okulaja

CITATION: Cottrell, Jill. An end to slavishness? . : Cambridge University Press , 1973. Journal of African Law,Vol.17,No.2,1973,pp.247-251 - Available at: http://library.au.int/end-slavishness-3