Abimbola Badejo

Of Counsel

Abimbola is a family law specialist, acting in cases relating to children and family finance disputes. He is a Barrister and Solicitor in both Nigeria and the UK (England and Wales) where he has over 30 years’ experience as a barrister.

Abimbola represents parents in private family proceedings who are involved in applications relating to children. He is a sensible and sympathetic advocate, and will advise parents carefully on the potential outcomes.

He has experience of private children proceedings in Nigeria, and will also advise on the enforcement of UK court orders in Nigeria (in particular, child arrangement orders, care orders and orders made in child abduction proceedings) and advise on the validity of adoption orders granted in various states of Nigeria including Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Edo, Imo, Abia and Anambra State.

He provide expert advice both written and oral in proceedings in the UK County Courts and High Court in all types of proceedings including personal injury, tax and all family proceedings.

In addition to his expert work, he acts in crossborder family cases where children are moving between the UK and Nigeria.

Abimbola accepts instructions in public law children proceedings on behalf of local authorities, parents and children. He is very experienced at acting in care cases, particularly where there are international elements, such as guardians based in Nigeria, or Nigerian adoption orders which need to be regularised. He is able to act at short notice, and is very good at mastering the facts of a case quickly, recently dealing with an urgent application and subsequent appeal within 72 hours of instruction. 

Abimbola also advises local authorities in England that are contemplating placing children in Nigeria on aspects of Nigerian Child Rights Law and represented the interests of an authority in proceedings issued in Nigeria to regularise the placement of a child in Nigeria.

Abimbola has experience of acting for local authorities in Deprivation of Liberty applications before High Court judges and has been instructed by different authorities in this important area of law. He has also acted in cases where there are complex questions of whether medical treatment should be compelled. Abimbola is keen to increase his practice in this area.

Abimbola acts for clients dealing with the financial disputes arising out of relationship breakdown. He has experience at dealing with all stages of the process, from the First Appointment to the FDR to the Final Hearing. His experience means that he is able to advise clients realistically on the likely outcome of litigation, and to work with them to decide on a strategy for each case.

Abimbola is also experienced at dealing with the property aspects of financial disputes, particularly claims under TOLATA and is familiar with the process for pursuing these under the CPR rather than the family rules. He is a good choice for any claimant who has both civil and family claims to pursue.


Professional Memberships

  • Member – Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • Member – British Nigerian Law Forum


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