Adedoyin Afun, on the Nigerian Jurisdiction for an Arrest over Unpaid Crew Wages | Case by Case (Ep. 22)

For the first time, we welcome an external colleague onto the show. Among many accolades and prestigious awards, Ade is a highly-respected Nigerian lawyer, with an expertise in maritime disputes.

Ade joins Luke and Calum on today’s episode to discuss a recent decision in the Nigerian Courts, the effect of which appears to constrain the ability of the Nigerian Courts to give an order for a vessel arrest in respect of unpaid crew wages. Good news for Owners – but a decision that would make the Nigerian Court system a real outlier.

This conversation discusses issues of constitutional law and the problems that can arise where a codified constitution comes into conflict with a historical right of arrest.

Ade’s profile can be found here.