ISBN 9789956792597
Pages 308
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2015
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Practice and Procedure in Civil Matters in the Courts of Records in Anglophone Cameroon

by Michael Akomaye Yanou

This book, the first of its kind on Anglophone Cameroon, brings significant local context into the practice of law particularly at a juncture when civil practice has been radically altered by Cameroon's ongoing effort at harmonization of both the substantive and procedural laws applicable in the courts. The book covers a wide spectrum of topics including: the commencement of civil actions, jurisdiction, simplified recovery procedures and measures of execution, provisional execution and stay of execution. It provides a detailed analysis of the relevant rules of court applicable in both the high court and court of appeal. One of its major strengths lies in its use of recent cases to demonstrate the way Cameroonian judges have dealt with local procedural laws, as well as how the differences between Cameroonian indigenous rules of practice and those imported particularly from Nigeria and England are reconciled.

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“This work  is a must read handbook for judges, legal practitioners, registry staff, law professors, students and all those interested in the development of the law in Cameroon west of the Mungo”

Justice (Mrs) Lucy Asuagbor, Chief Justice, South West Region, Buea, Cameroon

“Written by an author who is a renowned researcher with an extensive experience in practice across Cameroon and Nigeria, the book treats the subjects covered with lucidity and an admirable practice oriented style. By taking account of developments under the OHADA laws and their impacts on civil practice in the Anglophone courts, it brings important national perspectives on civil practice to the fore. I welcome this book because it fills a real gap and is written with the clarity and depth of thought consistent with the author’s academic and practice standing.”

Fonkwe Joseph Fongang, Former Supreme Court Judge, Attorney General, South West Region, Buea, Cameroon

About the Author

Michael Akomaye Yanou

Michael A. Yanou holds a PhD in Law from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He is a practising lawyer and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has published extensively on various aspects of law and society in Cameroon.