Femi accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. Femi will commence practice in September on completion of pupillage. Recent highlights of Femi’s experience include assisting with the following significant cases:

  • the Prime Minister’s successful defence in a claim brought by the FDA challenging the Prime Minster’s decision that the conduct of the Home Secretary did not breach the Ministerial Code
  • the UK Government’s representation in the European Court of Human Rights on the issue of whether the Convention provides a right to repatriation from war zones
  • successfully acting for a child Afghan refugee in a family reunion case
  • the Volkswagen AG class action arising out of what is often described as “Dieselgate”
  • a multi-jurisdictional fraud claim brought against 17 separate defendants for damages of more than USD $1 billion
  • challenging EU sanctions against Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Eygpt, and his family resulting in the de-listing of the family

Prior to undertaking his pupillage with Blackstone Chambers, Femi was Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Haddon-Cave for the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Femi has also worked on climate change for the United Nations Global Compact in New York, and in the Enforcement team of the Financial Conduct Authority. 

While studying for the Bar, Femi was a Legal Assistant to Stephen Hockman QC at Six Pump Court (focusing on environmental and regulatory law) and represented claimants before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) as a volunteer for the Free Representation Unit. 

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Commercial

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law.

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Public & Regulatory

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of public & regulatory law.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud.

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Data Protection, Freedom of Information & Privacy

Femi accepts instructions in all matters relating to data protection, freedom of information, and privacy. 

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EU & Competition

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of EU & competition law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties & human rights law.

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Immigration

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of immigration law.

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Public International Law

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of public international law.

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Sanctions

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of sanction law.

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Arbitration

Femi accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' arbitration practice.

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Achievements

Education

Gray’s Inn, 2019

  • 2019 Baroness Hale Scholarship
  • 2019 Residential Scholarship

City Law School, 2019 Academic Excellence Scholar

University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018-2019 Thouron Scholar

University of Cambridge, 2018 Lucas-Smith Memorial Prize for Law

Queens' College, 2017 – 2018 Exhibition Scholar

Publications

  • March 2020 Predictive Analytics and International Human Rights Law, City Law Review
  • January 2020 National Security Impacts of Climate Change on NATO, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law
  • Fall 2018 Unpacking Identity Politics and Hybridity, Global Affairs Review Penn Law

Professional Experience

  • 3 October 2020 – Present Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Haddon-Cave
  • 29 June 2020 – 4 September 2020 Financial Conduct Authority, Internship
  • November – December 2019 6 Pump Court, Legal Assistant to Stephen Hockman QC
  • June – September 2019 United Nations Global Compact, Climate and Integrity Intern

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