2. Ethics and professional standards policy
5. Cookies policy
8. Statement of Client’s Rights
9. Governing law and Jurisdictions
The Legal Notices, as amended by us from time to time, set out the basis on which you may use this website and also provide information about the way we provide our services. By using this website, you are indicating your acceptance of these terms in full. We reserve the right to amend these terms from time to time and any such amendments shall take effect upon posting to this website. Accordingly, we recommend that you revisit these legal notices on a regular basis.
Minerva Legal is the practice name of Minerva Legal Practice, a business name registered in Nigeria.
Its principal place of business is at Plot 18b, Hunponu Wusu Road, Lekki Phase One, Lagos State.
It is authorized and regulated by the Nigerian Bar Association and is subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners.
Minerva Legal is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number: 19594824-0001
Ethics and professional standards policy
Minerva Legal is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. These apply to all our people, regardless of role. People at Minerva Legal are required to act professionally and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and rules.
These ethical and professional standards include:
- acting with integrity, professionalism and fairness
- acting in the best interest of each client, including providing a proper standard of service to our clients
- upholding the rule of law and the proper administration of justice
- behaving in a way that maintains the trust the public has in the provision of legal services
- maintaining our independence
The Firm has internal policies intended to assist its people comply with these standards and with relevant laws and regulations.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of these Terms;
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our site;
- any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material, which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third party links and resources in our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Our rights under the Legal Notices may be waived only in writing and specifically.
The materials contained on our website except as where identified as being the copyright of any other person are copyright works of Minerva Legal and may be subject to other intellectual property rights.
You may download or make copies of materials for the purposes for which the site is intended, such copies may only be used by you and within your organization and not for any commercial use without our prior written consent. You may not create a link to any part of our website, without our prior written consent, which can be requested by contacting email@example.com. All copyrights and trademark notices, marks, disclaimers and other such elements must be preserved and upheld at all times.
The information, materials and opinions contained on our website are for general information purposes and are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances.
We do not make any representations or give any warranties or undertakings in relation to the content of our website in relation to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of such content or service.
Minerva Legal accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained on this website.
Sections of the website link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. Minerva Legal is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.
For specific legal advice, please contact your main contact partner at Minerva Legal. If you are not a client of the Firm, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org who will pass your enquiry on to the right person(s).
Statement of Client’s rights
You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and personnel in your lawyer’s office.
You are entitled to a legal practitioner capable of handling your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the lawyer-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some matters, and your lawyer may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge).
- You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.
- You are entitled to be charged a reasonable fee and to have your lawyer explain at the outset how the fee will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. You are entitled to request and receive a written, itemized bill from your lawyer at reasonable intervals. You may refuse to enter into any fee arrangement that you find unsatisfactory.
- You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed in a prompt manner and to have your telephone calls returned promptly.
- You are entitled to be kept informed as to the status of your matter and to request and receive copies of papers. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter
- You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your lawyer, including whether or not to settle your matter (court approval of a settlement is required in some matters).
- You have the right to privacy in your dealings with your lawyer and to have your secrets and confidences preserved to the extent permitted by law.
You are entitled to have your lawyer conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007.
Governing law and Jurisdiction
Any dispute or claim between you and Minerva Legal arising out of or in connection with this website or its subject matter (whether allegedly contractual or non-contractual disputes and claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we and you submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Nigerian Courts.