Olufemi Awodele

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Olufemi Awodele

Call: 2002 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)

 

Qualifications:   LLB (Hons), LLM (Masters), PG Dip in Law (ICSL)

Inn:  Gray’s Inn, Year of Call:  2002

Public Access Qualified: Femi is licensed to receive instructions directly from the public.

Prior to commencing practice, Femi worked in the Commercial Disputes Group of a major International Law Firm where he dealt with high value complex matters with a multi-jurisdictional element for many corporate client structures. This laid a foundation for handling high value commercial contracts. He was also responsible for Editing the firm’s Newsletter in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Defamation and Media law.

Additionally, he has been a legal adviser at Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre in the areas of Contract, Employment, Housing, and Immigration Law. He was also a Duty Advocate at Willesden County Court, representing clients in possession proceedings involving disputes between mortgagors and mortgagees, and multifarious disputes between tenants and private and social landlords.

Femi presently has a mixed practice of criminal and civil law, dealing with complex contractual disputes in the latter.

International Dimension

He has recently developed a keenness for Cross-Boarder International Disputes arising from monies owed to indigenous African firms by established Western Companies.

Civil/Commercial:

Commercial: Having acquired the experience of working in the Commercial Disputes Group of a major international law firm, Femi advises and deals with complex commercial and contractual matters between individuals and companies.

Criminal:

Femi appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates Court and the Court of Appeal. He has an exclusively defence practice spanning the full range of criminal conduct, including Sexual Assault, Grievous Bodily Harm, Identity Fraud, Possession of Drugs, Criminal damage, and various kinds of offences under the Theft Act, such as robbery, burglary and handling stolen goods.

Housing/Landlord and Tenant: Femi has also developed a practice in the area of Housing Law, dealing with repossessions, disrepair, homelessness and general housing disputes.

Employment: Femi gets instructed to appear at Employment Tribunals for both sides in cases involving Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal and Race Discrimination.

Memberships: Employment Law Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association, Housing Law Practitioners Association, British Nigerian Law Forum, Human Rights Lawyers Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

Languages: Yoruba, Kalabari

Other Interests:  Music, Mad about Manchester United, Basketball, Fitness. Femi also holds a Green Belt in Wado -Ryu Karate and loves the Arts.

Some Notable Cases

Civil/Commercial

Fiote Ltd v Manna Capital Partners (Instructed on behalf of a third party seeking to vary the terms of an International Freezing injunction; Investment of hedge funds and shares, Freezing Injunction to the tune of £360,000)

Mercy Derinto v Joanne Kim Rolls (as Trustee in Bankruptcy)

Saad Khedher v Arik International (Conflict of Laws, Breach of Contract, Wrongful Dismissal)

Ososanya v Oladeji/ Monnix Ltd v Ososanya (Appeared for the Claimant; Commercial Transaction involving the importation of Goods from China)

Criminal

R V Adebimbo Seun (Conspiracy to Defraud) Alleged £7 Million Pounds Mortgage Fraud 2012

R V Matthew Aboderin (Alleged Joint Enterprise; To commit Robbery (London Riots)) 2012

R V Jonson Veedu (Sexual Assault) 2012

R V Dapo Soyemi (Fire Arms, Fraud) 2011

R v Qinglin Meng 2010 (Court of Appeal)

R V Muti Alsalam 2010

R v Akposheri Irie 2011 (ABH)

R v Michael Sims and 9 others (Football Fans charged with Racially Aggravated Chanting)

R v Harrison Robinson (Appeal to the Crown Court [Attempted Kidnap and Assault])

R v Roman Strelchuk and Others (Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by placing Metal plates in cash machines)

Employment

S Skyers v Transport for London 2011 (Appeared for the Claimant; Race Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal, Victimisation)

M Brewah v ICTS UK Ltd (Appeared for the Claimant; Race Discrimination, Unfair Deduction of Wages)

Gawda v Edo Restaurant (Appeared for the Respondent; Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal and Race Discrimination)

Family

Catherine McQueen v Kameron Segal at The PRFD (FDR, Cross Border Contact Dispute, Multi-Jurisdictional issues with Related and Extant proceedings in the US) 2012

Mohammed Rahman v Danielle Cox (Contact Dispute, Non-Molestation Order) 2012

Immigration

Simone Canzius v Secretary of State for the Home Department 2011 (Judicial Review at the High Court)

Hans Husson v Secretary of State for the Home Department 2010 (Judicial Review at the High Court)

Muntaha Sayyah + others v Secretary of State for the Home Department 2010; ( Appeal against the deportation of a Syrian woman who was the target of “honour killing”.

J C v Secretary of State for the Home Department 2010 (Appeal against the Deportation of a Gay African man)