The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) would like to invite UK members of the legal services sector to join a trade mission to Nigeria

Why Nigeria? 

Nigeria has the largest economy and legal sector in sub-Saharan Africa and a legal system based on English law. Trade between UK and Nigeria was worth £4.2 billion in 2017 and is set to double by 2030. MoJ and DIT recognise the substantial business opportunities for UK legal firms and chambers in Nigeria and want to support future investment in the UK.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Likely activities will include seminars with local lawyers and businesses, networking receptions, one-on-one business meetings and a dinner at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s residence in Lagos
  • Free time to stay on and conduct meetings outside of the planned itinerary
  • One-to-one support from the MoJ and a DIT trade adviser before, during and after the mission. This will include a pre-mission briefing in London to prepare for the visit

Who should apply? 

Law firms and barristers interested in working in Nigeria.

Eligibility will be assessed on the basis of your application form. Priority will be given to companies that do not have a significant commercial presence in this market.

Submit an application

Fill in your application for this event by registering on this page.

Please note that there are limited places and applying does not automatically secure a place. Applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 18 February 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.

MoJ and DIT reserve the right to decline applications.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 3 February 2019.

If you have any issues submitting your application or any questions, please contact:

What is the cost of participating? 

This trade mission is free to attend. 

The programme will be provided by the Governement. 

Additional costs for travel, hotel and subsistence to be covered by the participants.