Oluwapelumi (Pelumi)’s areas of interest include corporate and commercial law; she joined LeLaw as an Associate in February 2019. After obtaining her first degree in English Language & Literature from the University of Ibadan in 2014. She undertook her NYSC in 2014 at the Provost’s Office of the Federal College of Education Abeokuta, having previously worked with a consultancy firm as an in house editor and a research assistant during her undergraduate days.
Pelumi finished her LLB programme in Second Class Upper Division at the University of Birmingham, UK and also obtained the same grade at her Bar Finals before being called to the Nigerian Bar in 2018. She became an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (ACIArb) in September 2018.
A student mentor to new intakes into the University of Birmingham during her second year of study in the UK, she was also selected from her cohort to attend an employment tribunal amongst other experiences. Prior to joining LeLaw, Pelumi interned in a few law firms where she gained exposure to litigation, including at Afe Babalola SAN & Co., Ibadan.
Pelumi also has some certifications/awards to her credit, including: Westlaw UK Advanced Certification, Lexis Library Advanced Certification, Certificate of Achievement from the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research Birmingham Law School and Personal Skills Award (University of Birmingham).
At LeLaw she has participated in providing the full range of composite company secretarial and legal advisory services to clients some of which include top FSI sector players and educational establishments.
The title of her BA English & Literature thesis was ‘The Invisible Woman in the African American Society: ‘For Colored Girls’ and ‘The Help’ as Case Studies’. She has some unpublished legal essays and seminar papers to her credit. Her first LeLaw Thought Leadership article, ‘Employee Rights in a Merger – The Unheard Grass at the Elephants’ Stomp?’ (APRIL 2019)