Called in 1994
Kemi was called to the Bar in 1994 and successfully combines three separate areas of practice. She is a family law specialist, dealing with some of the most difficult and harrowing cases regarding children. She is a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator. She also accepts instructions direct from corporations, organisations and individuals pursuant to the Public Access Scheme, that allows the instruction of a barrister directly without the requirement of a solicitor.
She has previously acted as an expert on Immigration Law in Children Act cases, and as a Legal Services Commission Immigration Funding Review Adjudicator.
Kemi is a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator specialising in civil and commercial disputes; large or small.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Instititute of Arbitrators and undertakes both paper arbitrations and hearings in an effficient and effective manner.
Kemi is particularly well suited to arbitration, having a calm and patient personality combined with a forensic approach to evidence. Having spent many years as a family law specialist, she is used to dealing with people in high pressure situations and understands the stress and disruption which legal disputes can cause. She works hard to keep this to a minimum.
In addition, Kemi adopts a very flexible approach in order to minimise the disruption that disputes can cause to people's lives and livelihood. This includes a swift turnaround of paper arbitrations and weekend hearings, where necessary. Kemi will travel to the location of the parties if necessary.
Kemi has recently been appointed to the Dispute Appointment Service of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, acting as a member of the Review Panel of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Public and Private Childcare Law
Kemi has practiced in all areas of Children Law since 1995 and represents local authorities, Children’s Guardians and respondent parents. She is regularly instructed in complex public law cases and is particularly experienced in conducting cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual and physical abuse, serious neglect and mental health issues.
She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.
Kemi is able to accept instructions direct via the Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme in appropriate cases.