"Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years."
The Legal 500
Adeola has a strong track record of achieving excellent results in complex cases. She is a confident and consistently well-prepared advocate. One of her professional clients recently stated:
“We were impressed with how she dealt with this matter in a confident and assured manner, she had obviously prepared properly – I was also impressed with how engaging she was with the clients – it is a very important factor when I instruct counsel.”
Another very happy client stated:
“Adeola covered a hearing last week against a silk. She did very well, we had a conference the day before, she clearly got to grips with the key aspects of the case and then pulled out what she needed to from the clients to address the key issues the next morning. I was very impressed that she was able to turn it around so quickly.”
Adeola takes instructions in all of Chambers core practise areas, including:
Adeola graduated from the University of Hull with a first class in Law with Criminology. She successfully completed the Bar Course with a Very Competent, from City University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in December 2019.
Adeola was appointed by former High Court Judge, Dame Linda Dobbs to Project Manage the Dame Linda Dobbs Review, a review into whether Lloyds Banking Group investigated and appropriately reported issues arising from the HBOS Reading Fraud following their acquisition of HBOS in 2009. Adeola’s significant experience in financial services means that she has a commercially savvy approach and understands how to get the best results for her clients.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Adeola volunteered with the charity IPSEA, representing parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities at the First-tier Tribunal. She has experience in education appeals including ‘refusal to assess’ and appealing EHC plans. The accuracy and strength of her written submissions has resulted in local authorities making significant concessions. Adeola also has significant experience in disability discrimination claims.
In 2017, Adeola provided advisory services to the Leader of the Opposition. As a constituency caseworker she used her written advocacy skills to obtain favourable decisions for constituents in cases of real social significance. She had sole responsibility for the ‘Windrush’ cases that came to the office, for example.
Adeola has served as a School Governor in a local primary school and appointed by the Ministry of Justice as an Independent Monitoring Board member at an Immigration Detention Centre. Her considerable experience of public appointments and public facing work means that she has a very personable approach coupled with a good understanding of public policy considerations.
Her extensive experience of public appointments and leading large teams through organisational change means that her strategic thinking and advocacy skills are redolent of an advocate beyond her level of call.
In her spare time Adeola provides free educational tuition to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She also enjoys swimming, keeping fit and Latin dance.
Appointments & Memberships
William Meade (Senior Clerk)