BNLF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2019 - 2020
Dr Jennifer Obaseki
Dr. Jennifer Obaseki Multi-Award Winning plus Honorary Ph.D. for Humanitarian work. Chair of FIDA UK plus adviser to NGOs. Expert on Human Rights, BA in Law & Economics from Middlesex and graduate of the University of Law. 16 years PQE.
Founder of Obaseki & Co Ltd an international multi-award-winning Law firm specialising in Property, Commercial Practice and reported UK cases in Immigration. The firm's Private Client and litigation teams are respected due to success in complexed cases.
Due to demand for her expertise, Dr. Obaseki has an extensive consulting practice and delivers legal training sessions Worldwide. obasekisolicitors.com
Ololade is a barrister at Five Paper in London. He specialises in commercial and property law. He joined Five Paper in October 2018 after successfully completing his pupillage. Ololade graduated from the University of Birmingham where he was awarded a scholarship to study Law with Business Studies.
He then studied for the Bar at the University of Law, Birmingham, with a scholarship from his Inn of Court (Middle Temple). Ololade was Called to the Bar in 2015 and, prior to commencing pupillage, worked for a global general insurer and within the tax litigation team of an international commercial law firm.
He specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration with a particular focus on oil and gas, construction and mega-infrastructure disputes that relate to or originate from the sub-Saharan Africa Region.
He is member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TecSA); the Society of Construction Law (SCL); the Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN) and the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA).
Morayo Fagborun Bennett
A graduate in philosophy and theology from St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Morayo has been a recommended Social Housing junior in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for numerous years. Following a Masters in Crime, Human Rights and the International Community (Distinction) at Westminster University, Morayo converted to Law at City University, where she obtained an Outstanding on the BVC.
Morayo has a special interest in discrimination and equality and is the Chair of the EDI Committee in her Chambers. She is also a founding member of the BNLF Women’s Panel and Race Equality Group.
In 2020, Morayo was appointed as both a Deputy District Judge and a Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England.
BNLF NON-EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 2019 - 2020
BNLF Representative, Law Society's EMLD
He has expertise in representing young people and his unique approach helps achieve the best for his clients. Michael is a representative of the British Nigerian Law Forum on the Ethnic Minority Law Division of the Law Society.
Outside of his legal work, he is a councillor for the London Borough of Southwark where he has helped drive changes to the use of stop and search powers locally.
He has proven experience in company commercial matters and commercial litigation gained in both the public and private sectors involving US Law, English Law and Nigeria Law; having gained legal experience in a number of City of London law firms and a top Canadian law firm. He has also undertaken a number of high profile in-house roles notably as a commercial lawyer at a large multi-national pharmaceutical company.
Co-Head Junior Lawyers Division
Toks Hussain is the Co-Head of the BNLF Junior Lawyers Division. He has a specialism in international law and currently works in the United Nations.
He's a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and previously served as a Governor in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.