Prime Chambers opened its doors on 1st August 1990 with Prof. Amos Agbe UTUAMA (SAN) as its principal. At inception the firm had a staff strength of 2 lawyers and 3 support staff. By the time the firm merged with other firms to form Prime Chambers 14 years later, it had evolved into a partnership of 2 partners, 4 associates and 12 support staff.
Its focus has always been on dispute resolution, either through the courts or using arbitration and other forms of alternate dispute resolution. Its principal partner Prof. Amos Agbe UTUAMA (SAN) gained a reputation for advocacy skills before both the High and Appellate courts and in 2001 was appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, becoming only the fifth man to be so elevated in the 25 years since the rank was created. In addition he has represented clients as either counsel or party appointed arbitrator in numerous arbitrations, mainly for the firm’s construction and energy clients.
Clients of the firm consisted of both large and small-scale companies operating in the upstream and downstream energy sector, companies in the financial services sector and the construction industry. The firm also maintained a healthy portfolio of private clients, for whom it handled private contract matters, family law and immigration issues and trust and probate work.
In addition the firm acted for many foreign embassies with regard to immigration inquiries and insurance fraud matters.