Ololade Saromi


Ololade is a commercial chancery barrister. His practice leans towards banking, finance, insolvency (corporate and personal), asset recovery, company, partnership, and general commercial disputes. He provides the full range of counsel services in all these areas and stands out for his ease of use and pragmatism. Ololade has represented clients as sole counsel in the Chancery Division (Business List and Insolvency & Companies Court) and King’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) of the High Court, and in the County Court.

Ololade is particularly sought after in banking and financial disputes and has experience in such cases where they include allegations fraud. An increasing amount of his work involves advising on issues of private international law. He also has a developing arbitration practice and accepts instructions to act as counsel in arbitral and related Court proceedings.

In September 2022, Ololade became the sixth and youngest Chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum – a bilateral vehicle for the promotion of legal ideals from both jurisdictions and the fostering of mutually beneficial relationships. Ololade also sits on COMBAR’s Africa Committee, which is an initiative to develop and foster improved working relationships and promote common professional development between members of the English and Welsh Commercial Bar and their counterpart practitioners and academic lawyers in (and interested in) Africa.

Ololade is a scholar of the Pegasus Scholarship Trust and, in 2022, he undertook a two-month secondment to the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Risk Management Department of Aluko & Oyebode – Nigeria’s leading commercial disputes law firm, at its offices in Lagos – the commercial heart of Nigeria. Whilst there, Ololade worked on banking, oil and gas, and professional negligence litigation and arbitrations. Where required, Ololade is able to bring the insights he gained and the network he developed to bear on cases for the benefit of his clients.

Prior to commencing practice, Ololade obtained considerable experience of advocacy in the County Court. As such, he offers his clients advocacy experience which exceeds his years in practice. Ololade also spent a year and a half working in a tier one specialist litigation team at the international commercial law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. This gives him an awareness of the commercial pressures under which his professional clients operate and sensitivity to the issues involved in managing commercial lay clients.


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