Remi Adewale

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Remi Adewale

Call: 1995 (E&W) Call: 2010 (N)
DIRECT ACCESS QUALIFIED
  • Civil
  • Crime
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Property
  • Commercial
  • Bankruptcy
    • Remi was called by the Middle Temple to the English Bar in Oct 1995 and admitted to the rolls of Supreme Court of Nigeria in Oct 2010. He obtained an upper second class from the University of Westminster and an LLM from Kings College, University of London in Company Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Transaction and Legal aspects of International finance. He completed a full 12-month pupillage at the chambers of Lord Irving of Lairg (later the Lord Chancellor) at 11 Kings Bench Walk and stayed on to work for Mr Patrick Elias QC now Lord Justice Elias.

      Remi is well-organized, versatile, and a dynamic professional with a wide-ranging experience in legal consulting, advising, investigation and litigation. He is skilled at completing multiple tasks and assignments in a timely manner without compromising quality, confidentiality or accuracy. He is also known for persuasive communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills and is able to quickly establish rapport and work well with people at all levels.

      Remi obtained instruction from the Home Office as a member of its panel of advocates responsible for presenting cases before the tribunal. A judge made a passing comment as to how he was able deliver his closing speech without reference to any notes, an attestation to his strong and retentive memory. He has appeared at various tribunals and courts on matters including criminal, immigration, family and complex civil matters in all courts in England and Wales including the Court of Appeal.

      In 2010, after being called to the Nigerian Bar as a barrister and admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Remi set up and rebranded his late father’s chambers in Nigeria. The firm teams up with law firms in Nigeria to provide advice, legal opinion and other legal services on many areas of the law.

      NOTABLE CASES

      Re KO 2018 Advised on a property matter involving the sale of two properties worth in the region of 5 million pounds.

      FA and Secretary of State for HD 2018 – Complex factual matter in immigration of a person applying for leave to remain.

      SD V SSHD 2018 – A rather difficult EU regulation/immigration matter involving an absent husband who was asserting his EU rights.

      Re N 2016/2017 – Advised a client on a property matter involving a woman who refused to surrender possession of a property.

      AW v Asda Stores Limited 2012/2013 – In the Ashford Employment Tribunal, a multi-facet case on victimisation, race and religious discrimination.

      PS & Other – In the High Court of Justice 2009 – Appealed to the high court from the county court on a bankruptcy order made where a defence of set-off had been raised.

      IN THE OLD BAILEY CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT 2008 – Represented a defendant growing marijuana in a house and secured an acquittal.

      CCC v NA 2008 – A matter dealing with the arrest of the Boeing-737 aircraft manufacturer. ST ALBANS EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL 2007 – Successfully represented a claimant on a claim of unfair dismissal because of pregnancy and secured a compensation of £26,000.

      MR v Nicon Insurance 2007 – Employment law matter relating to racial discrimination, unpaid wages, holiday pay and unfair dismissal.

      BO (2007) – Instituted a judicial review challenging a refusal to grant permission by a county court judge on a procurement of trucks which failed to materialise where a deposit of £15,000 was paid.

      Bankruptcy (2007) – The defendant failed to obtain the necessary warranty for a new build because of which my client, the claimant, stopped a £100,000 cheque.

      R v CK (1997) – Following a guilty verdict of an assault, mitigated and successfully obtained a non-custodial sentence.

      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

      • South Eastern Circuit
      • Employment Bar Association
      • Nigerian Bar Association
      • Middle Temple

      AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

      • Middle Temple’s Blackstone Major Entrance Award
      • Middle Temple’s Winston Churchill and Jamieson award

      ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Former trustee at the Lewisham Citizen Advice Bureau
    • Former pro bono adviser at the Lewisham Law Centre
    • Former leader of a community-based organization concerned with religious, social and welfare matters, chairing and participating in various projects and meetings.
    • Former Vice Chair of the Southwark Muslim Forum and involved in multifaith forums
    • Counselor for marital and other personal matters.
      • OTHER

        • Completed the advocacy and vulnerability course making him eligible to represent clients on cases involving vulnerable witnesses.