OUR STRUCTURE


Our Structure


The structure of the LMDC is determined by the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse Law 2015

Chief Judge of Lagos State

The Hon. Chief Judge of Lagos State has full oversight of the LMDC. The role of the Hon. Chief Judge as defined by Section 9 of the Law is as follows:
It shall be the responsibility of the Chief Judge of Lagos State to:

  • Appoint the members of the Governing Council in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of the Law

  • Appoint the Chairman of the Governing Council

  • Receive regular updates on the activities of the LMDC from the Governing Council, including reports of its financial and overall activities

  • Promote the growth and development of the LMDC including its integration within the Judicial System; and

  • Make other contributions which shall enhance the activities of the LMDC and to further its overriding objectives.

LMDC Governing Council

The functions and mandate of the Governing Council of the LMDC is entrenched in Section 5 of the LMDC Law 2007. The provision empowers the Governing Council to carry out the following responsibilities:

(1) The overall supervision of the LMDC shall vest in the Governing Council (referred to in this law as ‘the Council”) and shall have the functions assigned to it by this law

(2) The Council shall:

  • Consider and approve the annual budget of the LMDC

  • Approve the remuneration and conditions of service of the staff of the LMDC

  • Initiate or validate proposals to restructure and expand the LMDC

  • Foster the relationship between the LMDC and other private or Government establishments

  • Assume responsibility for existing rights, liabilities, claims and agreements entered into with regard to the LMDC, and

  • Do other things as the Council may consider appropriate for the overall development and growth of the LMDC to enhance the effective administration and delivery of justice.


Current Members of the Governing Council of the LMDC


The Governing Council is composed of the following:

PROFILE OF THE LMDC GOVERNING COUNCIL

Hon. Justice Jumoke Pedro

Chairman


Her Lordship is a member of the International and National Association of Women Judges Association. She is a member of the Olave Baden-Powell Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, England, and a Certified Mediator. She is presently the Chairman of the Governing Council Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse. She is the Grand Matron of Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) Lagos Branch. Her Lordship is a Deaconess at the Guiding Light Assembly, and a Chancellor of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion. She is married to Otunba Olufemi Pedro- a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State- and they are blessed with Children and Grand Children.

Hon. Justice K.A. Jose

Member


Hon. Justice (Dr.) L.A.M. Folami

Member


Justice Folami has had a career on the High Court bench of the Lagos State Judiciary spanning a period of over 10 years. She has been an ADR Judge since 2016.Hon. Justice Folami served as the Chief Registrar of the Lagos State Judiciary between March 2008 and September 2010 and as a Magistrate between November 1996 and July, 2010 Justice Folami is the recipient of several merit awards. In her leisure time, Mrs Folami enjoys swimming, jogging and horticulture. She is happily married to Sabitu Olayinka Folami and they are blessed with three children.

Moyosore Jubril Onogbanjo SAN

AG & Commissioner For Justice Lagos State - Member


Mr. Onigbanjo SAN has vast court room experience in commercial litigation particularly in the areas of Debt Recovery, Breach and Enforcement of contracts, Companies Winding Up Proceedings, Aviation, Receivership, Marine claims, Arbitration and Oil and Gas. He has for the past twenty-three years participated extensively in commercial litigation in Nigeria.

He has considerable appellate Court experience having been privileged to successfully argue numerous appeals before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has argued over 60 cases at all cadres of Court in Nigeria ranging from High Court to the Supreme Court. He also has experience in labour matters and has practiced before the National Industrial Court as well as the Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal. Many of the cases he handled have been widely reported in Nigeria’s foremost Law reports (Nigeria Weekly Law Reports).

Mr. Seyi Katola

Member


Seyi is an accomplished finance professional and prize winner-graduated in 1987 qualified as a Chartered Accountant shortly thereafter and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN in 1999; Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Full Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), a Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA) and an Alumnus of the Institute of Public Private Partnership, Washington DC

Seyi currently serves as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of a newly established Universal Integrated Solutions & Investment Services Limited that is into the Power, Real Estates, Health, Oil & Gas and Agricultural Sectors, and Chairman, Bratim Group, Abuja.

Mr. Kenneth Odusanya, B.Sc. FCA

Member


Mr. Kenneth Odusanya is currently the CEO of Kso Associates, a management and tax Consulting firm and the Managing Partner of Kenneth Odusanya & Co, a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants with clients in almost all sectors of the Nigeria economy. He founded both firms in 1995. Prior to starting his own firm he had worked as Group Finance Controller and Chief Internal Auditor for Honeywell Enterprises Limited and K Chellarams & Sons respectively between 1988 and 1989 when he joined the banking industry. He was Finance Controller and Head of Corporate Finance unit of Metropolitan Merchant Bank at various times between 1989 and 1992 when he resigned to go and be the founder and CEO of a Mortgage Finance outfit.

Mr. Adeleye Olamide Olufayo

Member


Fayo is presently a member of the Dispute Resolina Blakson, IP where he leads the Litigation practice as the Superving Partner to the Ashes over twenty two years of legal practice, Fayo has garnered robust expertise in comparative company law, secured credit transactions, labour and employment muners With expericace in matters relating to companies including legal documentation, regulators compliance and company secretarial services, Fayo once And the Corporate Service Group of the Firm of Aina Hinton and in that capacity led the team of Solicitors providing solations to the business challens of coupons including, without limits, advoory on corporate governance, labour and enplment muters, expatriate quota, immigration, residential permits and regularization

ADR JUDGES

Section 15 of the LMDC Law provides for the appointment of ADR Judges by the Chief Judge of Lagos State. The ADR Judges have the triune responsibility of addressing recalcitrant parties; endorsing terms of settlement; and promoting ADR within the Judiciary of Lagos State.

The ADR Judges’ Forum has grown into an “ADR institution” with tremendous potential to affect the trends of ADR growth within the Judiciary and beyond. This phenomenon has created a class of “activist Judges” with a passion for breaking through the barriers of resistance to ensure that ADR is securely entrenched within the Courts. The model has been replicated in every state in which an MDC has been established.

  • Hon. Justice J.E Oyefeso

  • Hon. Justice A.A. Oyebanji

  • Hon. Justice O.A. Opesanwo

  • Hon. Justice F.J. Bankoli-Oki

  • Hon. Justice G. M Onyeabo

  • Hon. Justice O.O. Pedro

  • Hon. Justice S. A. Onigbanjo

  • Hon. Justice K.O. Dawodu

  • Hon. Justice L.A.F. Folami

  • Hon. Justice O.O. Femi Adeniyi

  • Hon. Justice A.M. Lawal


COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL



The Governing Council of the LMDC has 3 Committees. The committees were established to provide support for the Council in promoting the growth and development of the LMDC. The Committees are as follows:

a. Finance & General Purposes Committee. (FGPC)

This Committee has provided the much needed interface between the LMDC and the Governing Council on day to day basis for the consideration of financial and operational requests from Management. Approvals granted by the Committee are then presented to the full session of the Council for ratification. The FGPC provides the guidance and support which the LMDC requires to align its accounting and budgetary practices with that of the Lagos State Government.

b. Screening Selection and Strategy Committee (SSSC)

This Committee has been responsible for the formulation and implementation of the LMDC Neutrals Programme, Fee Review, Policy Guidelines and Codes of Ethics, as well as the training & re-training needs of the members of the Panel of Neutrals. It is also responsible for oversight of the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the LMDC in line with the policy objectives of the Governing Council

c. Lagos Settlement Week Committee (LSWC)

This Committee has been responsible for the planning and implementation of the LSW programme of the LMDC since its inception. To underscore the importance of the LSW Committee in the ADR movement, as a tradition the Committee has always been chaired by the Head Judge of the Lagos State Judiciary.