SOAS University of London

School of Law

Professor Imran Oluwole Smith

LLB (Hons), LLM (LAGOS), PhD (Ireland), SAN, FCIArb (UK) FCTI
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Imran Oulwole Smith
School of Law

Professorial Research Associate

Name:
Professor Imran Oluwole Smith
Email address:
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Curriculum Vitae:
Wole Smith CV (pdf; 228kb)

Publications

PROF. I. O. SMITH:  LIST OF CURRENT (ADDITIONAL) PUBLICATIONS

BOOK AND MONOGRAPH

Authored Book

(i)        Smith, I.O (2018) Landlord and Tenant Law in Nigeria (Lagos, Ecowatch Publications Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria, 2018).

Authored Monograph

(ii)       Smith, I.O. (2018) Nigerian Law of Property and Trusts. (International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands (2018). Work accessible online at www.kluwerlawonlinecom;  http://authors.wolterskluwerslog.com

EDITED WORKS: BOOKS, LAW REPORTS AND JOURNALS 

Book Edited:

 (iii)     Title:   Fifty years of Legal Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Next Steps.      Publishers/Date of Publication: Council of Legal Education (2013).         

Editor: Smith, I.O.  et al.

BOOK CHAPTERS

(iv) Smith, I.O., (2019) ‘Judicial Interpretation of the Provisions of Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practritioners in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal’ C.C Nweze and O.F Ogbuinya (eds), in Justice in the Service of Humanity: Essays in Honour of Justice Aloy Nwankwo (Enugu, Acena Publishers) Chapter 5, pp. 125-145. 

(v) Smith, I.O., (2016) ‘The Relevance of Adverse possession under the Lands Registration Law of Lagos State, 2015’ in Essays on Land Registration Law, 2015 (Lagos, Department of private and property Law, University of Lagos, 2016) Chapter 1 pp. 1-22

(vi)   Smith, I.O, (2014) “Mortgagee’s power of sale and court ordered sale under the Mortgage and Property Law of Lagos State 2012” in Essays on the Mortgage and Property Law of Lagos State(Lagos, Department of Private and property Law University of Lagos, 2014) Chapter 1, pp. 1-20

(vii) Smith, I.O, (2013) “Evolving strategies for sustainable physical planning and development through Legislation: The Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law in focus” in Essays on the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Law(Lagos, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, 2013) pp. 1-27.

4. PUBLISHED ARTICLES

(viii) Smith, I.O., (2020) ‘Admissibility of unregistered Registrable land Instrument in Nigeria: Putting the Supreme Court Back on Track’  (June 2020) vol. 37 Journal of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos, pp.1-15 

(ix)      Smith, I.O., (2018) ‘Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Nigeria through reform of the legal and institutional frameworks’ (2018) 26 African Journal of International and Comparative Law pp. 64-83.

(x)       Smith, I.O., (2017) ‘Laying Ambush with a Sinister ‘Subject to Contract’ cudgel to take Advantage of a Party under an Estate Contract before Exchange: Whither Nigerian Law?’ ((2017)) Ife Juridical Review pp. 1-26

(xi) Smith, I.O., (2013) ‘The supposed exclusion of mortgagee’s power of sale by the Land Use Act: A response to Hon Justice Umezulike’s Review of Enterprise Bank &Anor v. Aregbesola& 2 Ors.’ (2013) 31 Journal of Private and Property Law pp. 143-153.

(xii) Smith, I.O., (2012) “Tenancy Law in the Social Context: An appraisal of the Lagos State Tenancy Law, 2011” (2012) 30 Journal of Private and property Lawpp.1-23.

(xiii) Smith, I.O., (2011) “The proposed New Lands Registry Practice in Lagos State: A Review of the proposed Land Registration Law” (2011) 29 Journal of Private and property Law pp.1-20.  

(xiv) Smith, I.O., (2010) ‘The Jurisdiction and Powers of the Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal in the Federal Capital Territory: A critical Appraisal’ (2010) 28 Journal of Private and Property Law pp. 1-26.

 (xv) Smith, I.O., (2009)  ‘Recurring Issues in the Law of Landlord and Tenant and proceedings for Recovery of Possession in the Magistrates Courts in Lagos State.’(2009) 27 Journal of Private and Property Law pp. 32-46.

Publications

Authored Books

Smith, Imran (2018) Landlord and tenant law in Nigeria. Lagos: Ecowatch Publications.

Smith, Imran (2015) Nigerian Law of Secured Credit : 2nd edition. Lagos: Ecowatch.

Smith, Imran (2013) Practical approach to law of real property in Nigeria : revised edition. Lagos: Ecowatch Publications.

Smith, I.O. (2007) Practical Approach to Law of Real Property in Nigeria (Second Edition). Lagos: Ecowatch Publications.

Smith, I.O. (2006) The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria: Annotated (Second Edition). Lagos: Ecowatch Publications.

Smith, Imran (2004) Law and development in Nigeria : essays in honour of Alhaji Femi Okunnu S.A.N., C.O.N.. Lagos, Nigeria: Ecowatch Pub. (Nig.) Ltd..

Smith, I.O. (2001) Nigerian Law of Secured Credit. Lagos, Nigeria: Ecowatch Publications.

Smith, I.O. (1995) The Law of Real Property in Nigeria. Apapa: The Law Centre, Lagos State University.

Smith, I.O. and Alade, C.A. (1991) Taslim Olawale Elias: A Jurist of Distinction. Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos State University.

Articles

Smith, Imran (2020) 'Admissibility of unregistered Registrable land Instrument in Nigeria: Putting the Supreme Court Back on Track'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (37), pp 1-15.

Smith, Imran (2018) 'Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Nigeria Through a Reform of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks'. African Journal of International and Comparative Law, (26) 1, pp 64-83.

Smith, Imran (2017) 'Laying Ambush with a Sinister ‘Subject to Contract’ cudgel to take Advantage of a Party under an Estate Contract before Exchange : Whither Nigerian Law?'. Ife Juridical Review 2017, pp 1-26.

Smith, Imran (2013) 'The supposed exclusion of mortgagee’s power of sale by the Land Use Act: A response to Hon Justice Umezulike’s Review of Enterprise Bank & Anor v. Aregbesola & 2 Ors.'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (31), pp 143-153.

Smith, Imran (2012) 'Tenancy Law in the Social Context : An appraisal of the Lagos State Tenancy Law, 2011'. Journal of Private and property Law, (30), pp 1-23.

Smith, Imran (2011) 'The proposed New Lands Registry Practice in Lagos State: A Review of the proposed Land Registration Law'. Journal of Private and property Law, (29), pp 1-20.

Smith, Imran (2010) 'The Jurisdiction and Powers of the Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal in the Federal Capital Territory : A Critical Appraisal'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (28), pp 1-26.

Smith, I.O. (2009) 'Statutory requirement of Consent to mortgage transactions as an instrument of fraud in Nigeria'. Journal of Private and Property Law, pp 1-18.

Smith, Imran (2009) 'Statutory Requirement of Consent as an Instrument of Fraud in Nigeria: The case of Ayodare & Anor v. Union Bank Plc in perspective'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (26), pp 1-26.

Smith, Imran (2009) 'Recurring Issues in the Law of Landlord and Tenant and Proceedings for Recovery of Possession in the Magistrates Courts in Lagos State'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (27), pp 32-46.

Smith, I.O. (2008) 'Nature and Scope of Real Property Rights in Nigeria'. Law and Real Property Rights in Nigeria, pp 1-29.

Smith, Imran (2008) 'The Land Use Act, right of occupancy and the distinction between legal estate and equitable interest in land'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (27), pp 82-89.

Smith, I.O. (2006) 'Terrorism, Pre-emptive self defence and State Interests: What challenges for contemporary international legal order?'. Journal of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, pp 14-24.

Smith, Imran (2005) 'Title to land in the former Federal Capital Territory of Lagos: matters arising'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (25), pp 12-27.

Smith, I.O. (2004) 'Power to make Planning Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian Experience'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (24), pp 14-28.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'Secured Credit Transactions: Current Trends and Challenges'. Proceedings of the 2002 National Seminar on Banking and Allied Matters for Judges, pp 35-79.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'The Relevance of Adverse Possession under the Registration of Titles Law in Lagos State'. Journal of Private and Property Law University of Lagos, (22), pp 23-42.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'Alienation of Interest in land by a joint tenant: conceptual difficulties and legal implications'. Journal of Private and Property Law, (23), pp 43-52.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'A Review of recent decisions of the Supreme Court on the true import of section 5(2) of the Land Use Act'. Private and Property Law, University of Lagos, (23), pp 197-188.

Smith, Imran (2003) 'Secured Credit Transactions: Current Trends and Challenges'. The Nigerian Journal of Private and Commercial Law, (3-6), pp 70-106.

Smith, Imran (2002) 'Towards a Human Rights Convention on Persons with Disabilities: Problems and Prospects'. Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, pp 8-14.

Smith, Imran (2001) 'Agency of the Receiver in the law of mortgages: The Nature and Scope of Receiver's obligations'. University of Benin Law Journal, (6), pp 29-44.

Smith, I.O. (2000) 'Corporate Social Responsibility Towards a Healthier Environment'. Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, (4) 1, pp 22-40.

Smith, I.O. (2000) 'Agreement not to evict tenant post possession order: A situation of tolerated trespass or a new tenancy?'. The LASU Law Journal, (5), pp 1-12.

Smith, I.O. (2000) 'Artificiality of Mortgage law and Agency of the Receiver: An overview'. Nigerian Law and Practice Journal, (4) 2, pp 14-25.

Smith, I.O. (2000) 'Effect of ouster clauses on the Application of African Charter on Human and people’s Rights under a Military Regime: The Nigerian experience'. Review of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, (9) 2, pp 192-205.

Smith, I.O. (1999) 'Privity of Contract and continuing liability of tenants in leases: Need for Reform in Nigeria'. University of Benin Law Journal, (4), pp 148-174.

Smith, I.O. (1999) 'The jurisdiction of State High Courts and section 41 of the Land Use Act: The need for a Judicial Rethink'. Nigerian Law and Practice Journal, (3) 1, pp 1-17.

Smith, I.O. (1998) 'Rent Control in Lagos State: An evaluation of the Rent control and Recovery of Residential Premises Edict No. 6 of 1997'. Nigerian Law and Practice Journal, (2) 1, pp 25-42.

Smith, I.O. (1997) 'Security of title to land in Nigeria: Any hope for the future?'. Law and Development, pp 45-67.

Smith, I.O. (1994) 'Equitable mortgages and the consent provisions of the Land Use Act: A review of the decision in Okuneye v. First Bank (Nig.) Plc'. The LASU Law Journal, (4), pp 82-86.

Smith, I.O. (1993) 'Inability to pay debt as a ground for winding up a Company-IMB v. Speegaffs Co. (Nig.) Ltd'. The LASU Law Journal, (1) 1, pp 91-96.

Smith, I.O. (1992) 'The Scope and Application of the concept of statutory tenancy in Nigeria: A critical appraisal'. The LASU Law Journal, (3) 1, pp 65-80.

Smith, I.O. (1991) 'The Status of Customary Landlord and Tenant under the Land Use Act'. The Gravitas Review of Business Property Law, (4) 17, pp 61-66.

Smith, I.O. (1991) 'Recent judicial pronouncements on the Illiterates protection Law in Nigeria'. The LASU Law Journal, (2) 1, pp 95-99.

Smith, I.O. (1990) 'Effects of the Land Use Act on customary land tenure system in Nigeria'. Journal of contemporary legal problems, (2) 6, pp 119-126.

Smith, I.O. (1990) 'The Relevance of Ultra Vires doctrine in Nigerian Company Law: A review of the doctrine under the Companies and Allied Matters Decree 1990'. Journal of Contemporary Legal Problems Jus, (1) 8, pp 97-107.

Smith, I.O. (1989) 'The efficacy of Agricultural Charge as a form of security in Nigeria'. Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law, (2) 10.6, pp 69-73.

Smith, I.O. (1988) 'The Usefulness of the doctrine of Ultra Vires in modern company Law: Protection of investors and creditors in focus'. LASU Jurist, (1) 2, pp 76-82.

Smith, I.O. (1988) 'Mortgage of land in Nigeria today: A myth or reality?'. LASU Jurist, (1) 1, pp 22-29.

Smith, I.O. (1987) 'Legal Transplant in a Developing Society: A Critical Appraisal of the Reception of English Law in Nigeria'. LASU Law Publications, (1) 1, pp 1-24.

Edited Books or Journals

Smith, Imran, (ed.), (2013) Fifty Years of Legal education in Nigeria : challenges and next steps. Council of Legal Education.

Smith, I.O., (ed.), (2004) The Land Use Act: Twenty five years after. Lagos, Nigeria: Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos.

Smith, I.O., (ed.), (2003) Secured Credit in a Global Economy: Challenges and Prospect. Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos.

Smith, Imran, (ed.), (2003) Security in a Global Economy : Challenges and prospects. Lagos: Department of private and Property Law, University of Lagos.

Smith, I.O. and Oretuyi, S.A. and Fagbohun, O.A., (eds.), (1996) Selected essays on the Nigerian law of landlord and tenant. Apapa: Law Centre, Lagos State University.

Book Chapters

Smith, Imran (2019) 'Judicial Interpretation of the Provisions of Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal'. In: Nweze, C.C. and Ogbuinya, O.F, (eds.), Justice in the Service of Humanity : Essays in Honour of Justice Aloy Nwankwo. Enugu: Acena, pp 125-145.

Smith, Imran (2018) 'Nigerian Law of Property and Trusts'. International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Kluwer.

Smith, Imran (2016) 'The Relevance of Adverse possession under the Lands Registration Law of Lagos State, 2015'. Essays on Land Registration Law. Lagos: Department of private and property Law, University of Lagos, pp 1-22.

Smith, Imran (2014) 'Mortgagee’s power of sale and court ordered sale under the Mortgage and Property Law of Lagos State 2012'. Essays on the Mortgage and Property Law of Lagos State. Lagos: Department of Private and property Law, University of Lagos, pp 1-22.

Smith, Imran (2013) 'Evolving strategies for sustainable physical planning and development through Legislation: The Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law in focus'. In: Smith, Imran, (ed.), Essays on the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Law. Lagos: Faculty of Law, University of Lagos., pp 1-27.

Smith, Imran (2007) 'Nature, Scope and Limitations of Real Property Rights post Land Use Act 1978: An Overview'. Law and Land Rights in Nigeria. Lagos: Faculty of Law, University of Lagos., pp 1-28.

Smith, I.O. (2004) 'Resource Control in a Federation: the Nigerian Experience'. In: Smith, I.O., (ed.), Law and development in Nigeria: essays in honour of Alhaji Femi Okunnu S.A.N., C.O.N.. Ecowatch Publications, pp 107-132.

Smith, I.O. (2004) 'Risk Management in Financial Institutions: Role of the judiciary'. In: Momoh, C.S. and Osimiri, Uche J and Umezulike, I A, (eds.), Law, Democracy and its Dividends. Enugu: Snaap Press Ltd, pp 245-270.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'Globalisation of security: Problems and prospects'. In: Smith, I.O., (ed.), Securities in a Global Economy: Challenges and Prospects. Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos, pp 1-26.

Smith, I.O. (2003) 'The Certificate of Occupancy: Nature and Value'. The Land Use Act: Twenty-Five Years After. Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos, pp 265-297.

Smith, Imran (1998) 'Rights in real security and creditors protection in Nigeria'. In: Osunbor, Oserheimen A. and Adeogun, A.A. and Fagbohun, Olanrewaju A. and Adewopo, Adebambo, (eds.), Developments and Reforms: Nigeria's Commercial Laws. Lagos: Faculty of Law, Lagos State University, pp 137-164.

Smith, Imran (1998) 'Sustainable Development and Environmental Diplomacy: Reconciling economic growth with environmental protection by the year 2000 and beyond'. In: Simpson, S and Fagbohun, O.A., (eds.), Environmental Law and Policy. Lagos: Faculty of Law, Lagos State University, pp 244-282.

Smith, I.O. (1996) 'Enforcement of Judgment in possession matters: A critical appraisal of the strange procedure in Lagos State'. Selected Essays on the Nigerian Law of Landlord and Tenant. The Law Centre, Lagos State University, pp 214-224.

Smith, I.O. (1996) 'Liability of Tenants holding over: Mesne profits or compensation for use and occupation?'. Selected Essays on the Nigerian Law of Landlord and Tenant. The Law Centre Lagos State University, pp 101-113.

Conference Items

Smith, I.O. (1997) 'Environmental Pollution, dispute resolution and access to justice in Nigeria: Which way forward?' In: W.G. Hart Workshop series, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. [Unpublished]

Smith, I.O. (1997) 'Sustainable Development and Environmental Diplomacy: Reconciling economic growth with environmental protection by the year 2000 and beyond' In: International Conference on "Environmental Law and Policy", 27 - 29 March 1997, The Law Centre, Lagos State University. [Unpublished]

Smith, I.O. (1997) 'Rights in Real Security and Creditors protection in Nigeria' In: Seminar Series of the Department of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. [Unpublished]

Book Reviews

Smith, I.O. (1995) 'Review of Emeka Chianu, 'The Law of Landlord and Tenant' Current Law Review (1994)'. Journal of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, pp 157-170.

Smith, I.O. (1990) 'Review of 'Nigerian Law of Real Property: An introduction' by A.A. Utuama (Publisher: Shaneson Concise University series)'. The LASU Law Journal, (1) 1, pp 97-99.

Other

Smith, I.O. (2008) 'Sidelining orthodoxy in quest for reality: Towards an efficient Legal Regime of Land Tenure in Nigeria'.

 

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