Oluwatofarati is currently undergoing her NYSC programme at LeLaw, with her core interests being Media and Entertainment Law as well as Corporate Law. As an undergraduate, she interned at Ahmed Raji SAN & Co., Abuja and Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, Lagos in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She was a recipient of both the Pan Ocean Oil Corporation National Merit Scholarship & Internship Awards as well as Total Undergraduate National Merit Scholarship Award.
Prior to joining LeLaw, she obtained her LL.B degree from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, graduating with Second Class Upper Honours. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2018 after passing the Bar Finals with First Class Honours. In 2018, she was admitted as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. She also holds a Chartered Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (NIMN).
Her 2017 LL.B thesis was on ‘Intellectual Property and Social Media: The Interplay.’ Her article, ‘Balancing of Interests in the Law of Nuisance: An Appraisal’ was published in the ABUAD Law Students’ Society Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (2017).
At LeLaw, she has worked on various commercial transactions such as legal opinions including on risk management for professional services firms, drafting of various court processes and providing advisory services to clients. She is also a part of the company secretarial team to a client in the educational sector.
Since joining LeLaw she has been involved with the following publications:
- ‘PSC Contractors Get Ready! Fiscal Implications of the Supreme Court Decision in A-G Rivers State & Ors v. A-G Federation SC964/2016’ (co-written, March 2019);
- ‘Optics’: Legal Issues in Brands Exposure to Corporate Defamation’ (March 2019); and
- ‘Opportunity Costs: Risk Exposure for Going ‘Lawyerless’ in Concluding ‘Personal’ Transactions’ (March 2019).