Abimbola Badejo

Called in 1993

Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial, Family, Local Authorities & Public Law, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Direct Public Access Barristers, Child Abduction

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Practice Profile

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Called to the English Bar 1993

Admitted as a solicitor in England 2007 (Non-Practising)

Called to the Nigerian Bar  2014

 

Abimbola was called to the Bar in England and Wales on 25th November 1993. He is called to the Nigerian Bar where he was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on 26th November 2014.

Abimbola returned to independent practice at the Bar in July 2009 having worked in local government and for leading firms of solicitors between 1993 and 2008. His expertise is in the following areas of work:


Family Law

Abimbola has a growing family law practice encompassing areas such as Private and Public Law Children Act Proceedings, International Child Abduction, Cross Border Adoptions, TOLATA Claims, Financial Remedy Proceedings and Family Law Act Claims.

Abimbola acts on behalf of local authorities, parents and children in Public Law proceedings. 

Nigerian Law

Abimbola’s Nigerian Law practice includes advice and assistance on aspects of Nigerian Law that impact on litigation in the United Kingdom. He provides expert advise to courts and individual on Nigerian Succession Law, Nigerian Property Law, Nigerian Family Law and Nigerian Child Rights Law. He has provided written and oral expert evidence in County Court and High Court Proceedings in England.  Abimbola gave expert evidence in reported case of  W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1733 (Fam)

Abimbola also advises local authorities in England that are contemplating placing children in Nigerian on aspects of Nigeria Child Rights Law and is currently representing the interests of one authority in proceedings issued in Nigeria to regularise the placement of a child in Nigeria. To read more about about Abimbola's international and Nigerian practice click on www.nigerianlawyer.co.uk


Property, Landlord and Tenant Law

Abimbola has a keen interest in property and landlord and tenant law. He has acted in real properly law disputes and in landlord and tenants cases such as lease renewals, forfeiture claims and claims for possession on various grounds. In terms of real property law Abimbola has acted in mortgage possession claims and claims involving trusts of land.

 

Professional Regulations

Abimbola has considerable experience of professional regulation work and has seen the work from the perspective of the regulator and the professional.  Between 1st January 2003 and 31st December 2012, Abimbola was member of the Disciplinary and Regulatory Committees of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2007 and served in that capacity until December 2012. Abimbola regularly represents Accountants and other professionals facing regulatory or disciplinary proceeding before their professional bodies.

 

General Common Law

Abimbola values and enjoys his role as a general common lawyer. He advises and represents clients mainly in contractual disputes.

 

Notable Cases

Hounslow LBC v Cumar [2012] EWCA Civ 1426
Camden LBC v Stafford [2012] EWCA Civ 839; [2012] 4 All E.R. 180; [2012] H.L.R. 39; [2012] 26 E.G. 97 (C.S.); [2012] 2 P. & C.R. DG13; Times, September 6, 2012;
R. (on the application of Gebremarium) v Westminster City Council [2009] EWHC2254 (Admin)
Islington LBC v Reeves [1997] C.L.Y. 2715

 

Languages

Yoruba

 

Appointments, Memberships and Affiliations

Committee Member Disciplinary and Regulatory Committees of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2003-2007)

Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary and Regulatory Committees of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2007-2012)

Membership Secretary British Nigeria Law Forum (2010-2017)

Vice Chair British Nigeria Law Forum 2015-2017

Abimbola is qualified to accept cases under the  Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme.  

 

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Abimbola is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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