High Court of Lagos State is the highest court of law in Lagos State. It has two main branches, one in Lagos Island and one in Ikeja. The Lagos State Judiciary is the oldest Judiciary in the country and this particular Court was originally known as the Supreme Court. The High Court’s jurisdiction was limited to Lagos but at the creation of the Federal Supreme Court, the Lagos Supreme Court became the High Court of the Federal Territory of Lagos. It is comprised of The Criminal Division, The Lands Division, The Family and Probate Division, The Commercial (Fast Track) Division, The General Civil Division, The Special Offences Courts and The Sexual Offences Courts. The rules and procedures governing the operations of the Lagos State High Court is of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. The Lagos State Judiciary has a rich heritage.
The Hon. Justice Conrad Idowu Taylor became Chief Justice of the Court on 22 July 1964. The High Court building in Lagos was the headquarters of the Court and is the oldest and most recognisable Judicial Building in Nigeria.
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