The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday moved to review the High Court of Lagos State fees to make them conform to current realities in justice dispensation.
Many, especially members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), however, disagreed with Lagos State High Court at the Stakeholders’ Meeting on the High Court of Lagos (Fees) Rules, 2018.
Journalists gathered that the meeting was organised by the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC, headed by Mr Tunde Braimoh (APC-Kosofe II).
Prince Dele Oloke, the Chairman, NBA, Ikeja Branch said that the proposed plan to review the fees would further hinder dispensation of justice for the ordinary masses.
He said that High Courts were for the poor and the rich, and high fees would discourage poor litigants.
“Yes, there is the need for us to collect fees to generate revenue to the court but justice must not be purchased. When the masses cannot access justice because of the schedule of fees,…