“There is more in the profession than the traditional dignified calling. The term referred to a group of men pursuing a learned act as a common calling in the spirit of public service, no less a public service because it may incidentally be a means of livelihood. Pursuing of the learned act in the spirit of public service is the primary purpose. Historically there are three ideas involved in the profession: organization, learning – pursuit of learned act, and a spirit of public service. These are essential.” Roscoe Pound, (1870–1964)
Roscoe Pound’s thought on the role of the legal practitioner as a social engineer is actively corroborated by Christopher Alexander Sapara William, the first Nigerian indigenous lawyer who enrolled in Nigeria on Monday, January 30th, 1888, who directed that “The legal practitioner lives for the direction of his people and the advancement of the cause of his country.”
We do not see the law as a means of livelihood but as a platform for social and economic renaissance and this is the underlining principle in our internal and external interactions with our distinguished colleagues and highly esteemed individual and corporate clients.
It was in this spirit that Gilgal Partners was founded in the year 1999 to pursue Children and Family Law, Public Interest, Social Development and Corporate Governance Excellence through the instrumentality of the law.