Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Law Digest. The Digest is the first magazine of its kind aimed at Nigerian lawyers both at home and abroad. We aim to inform and assist in the sharing of knowledge and best practice within this community and we hope you will judge us on these aims. In this issue, we examine the perennial issue that wouldn’t go away, the honourary award of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). With 25 new SAN sworn in this year, the questions still persist, is the institution relevant in today’s legal system? Can the institution continue in its present format? We would like to offer up the Law Digest as the platform for debates such as this; hence we encourage you to get involved by sharing your views with us.