Afolake Jaja


Afolake Jaja

Practice profile

About Afolake Jaja

Educated at Headington School, Oxford.
Read Law at University College London.
Gained Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law also at UCL.

Called to the Bar in Nigeria with full rights of audience.
After Call to the English Bar, spent many years in research in Oil and Gas Law under Professor Terence Daintith at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.
Early in her career she collaborated with her father Mr Fola Sasegbon, and through him, gained experience in delivering papers at conferences of the International Bar Association in particular on issues relating to the Arrest of Ships in the Nigerian jurisdiction.

Afolake Jaja has a mixed general common law practice appearing in the Crown Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
She is an approved pupil supervisor.
In Crime, she prosecutes and defends the full spectrum of offences and confiscation in London and on the South-Eastern circuit.
In Human Rights, she has handled over 100 cases dealing with the Article 8 rights of ex-Gurkha families and has contributed to the development of case law in this area.

Afolake maintains memberships of the Institute of Energy, the London Shipping Law Centre, the Society of Legal Scholars, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Criminal Bar Association.
She is an accomplished pianist.

Professional & Friendly
Specialising in crime, immigration, civil and family law.