Ololade Saromi


Ololade has a Commercial Chancery practice with a leaning towards banking, finance, commercial, insolvency (corporate and personal), company, and partnership disputes. He provides advice, pleadings, and representation in all of these areas. Ololade is particularly sought after in banking and finance matters and has experience in such disputes where they include allegations of fraud. He has been instructed as sole counsel in the High Court (often in the Chancery Division) and County Court, and also accepts instructions to act as counsel in arbitral proceedings.

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 1 specialist litigation team at an international commercial law firm headquartered in the UK. This gives him an awareness of the commercial pressures under which his professional clients operate and sensitivity to the issues involved in managing the expectations of commercial lay clients.

Ololade is a recipient of an International Outgoing Scholarship from the Pegasus Scholarship Trust. In 2022, Ololade commenced his scholarship by undertaking 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. Where required, Ololade is able to bring the insight he gained and the network he developed to bear on cases for the benefit of his clients.

Ololade is the Chairman 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.


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