By a letter dated 25 July 2023, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has notified of the vacancy in the position of Legal Adviser (Legislative Support and Law Reform) at the Commonwealth as advertised by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

I therefore invite all suitably qualified legal practitioners to visit the Commonwealth Secretariat’s website: for the application pack; job description, terms, and conditions of service and other related documents. All applications should be addressed to Human Resources, Commonwealth Secretariat and must be delivered before 5:00pm (BST) on 1 August 2023.

Please note that this Notice is for information purpose only; to bring the existing vacancy to the attention of our members who may be interested. The employment is entirely the prerogative of the Commonwealth Secretariat which has assured that all applications will be subject to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s competitive recruitment process and in line with the Commonwealth commitment to gender equality. We will however provide any support where necessary or required by the employment process through the NBA Employment Bureau. Applicants may in this regard, contact the Bureau through Ms Grace Igyo (Head, NBA Bar Services Department) on 0806 590 1348 or

In the meantime, all enquiries should be directed to the contact provided on the website.

Please accept the President’s compliments and best wishes.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal