With the introduction of small claims court by the Lagos State Judiciary & Kano State Judiciary in collaboration with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), resolving commercial disputes has become more faster, efficient, and affordable.
The objective of the court is to improve the judicial process by providing easy access to cost-effective resolution of debt recovery disputes involving small claims of five million naira (N5m) and below.
The small claims commercial court is a specialized court charged with settling commercial disputes involving liquidated money demands of up to N5 million and below. The Small Claims Court is regulated by the Magistrates’ Court Law (Practice Directions on Small Claims) 2018 (Practice Directions) of Lagos and Kano State respectively
Lagos state: Fifteen (15) magistrate courts were designated as small claims courts by the Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State who issued the Practice Directions, pursuant to the powers conferred by the Lagos State Magistrate Court Law of 2009, High Court Law of Lagos State and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)
Kano state: Five (5) magistrate courts were designated as small claims courts by the Acting Chief Judge of Kano State who issued the Practice Directions, pursuant to the powers conferred by the Kano State Magistrate Court Law of 2018, High Court Law of Kano State and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)
Website - https://lagosjudiciary.gov.ng
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