Welcome to the British Nigeria Law Forum

The website is currently being updated to include more information about BNLF and its activities and to allow new members to register online and old members to renew their membership. The update should be completed very soon, in the meantime please send an email to info@bnlf.org.uk to apply for membership or renew your membership.

Upcoming Events of Interest
(Please see our Events page for further details)

Dear Colleagues,
Please join us for the British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF) Christmas Dinner

Friday 1 December 2017

6.30pm – 11pm

At the Holiday Inn, London Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN – The entrance is on Courtfield Road

A 3 Course Dinner with Music provided by top DJ Omowhyte

Prices are as follows:

Individual £65

Student £55 (Student ID will be requested)

Early Bird £55 (ends 30 October 2017)

Table of 10 @ £550

Dress Code: Business/Black Tie/Traditional

To pay on Eventbrite click here:


This is an event not to be missed with top lawyers and dignitaries from the UK and Nigeria attending.

Please contact us at BNLF should you wish to pay into the BNLF Account or if you wish to sponsor or advertise at this event (sponsorship packages include a feature in our BNLF Magazine and recognition as a Sponsor/Table Host).

For enquiries on how to join BNLF/Advertise contact: info@bnlf.org.uk or Rebecca Okoria (07506 991 579)

Xmas Dinner 2017- British Nigeria Law Forum


Dear Colleagues,

The British Nigeria Law Forum and Stephenson Harwood LLP invite you to a seminar: “Should I stay or should I go – Building a successful practice: UK or Nigeria?”

Venue:            Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH

Date:               Thursday, 30 November 2017

Time:              18.00 – 21:30

To attend click on the link:



Chair: Prof Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN, Pump Court Chambers

  • Carolann Edwards – Global Director of Learning & Organisational Development, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • AB Mahmoud – President, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Kamal Shah – Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Jide Adesokan – Associate, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Ben Uduje – Partner, Charles Anthony LLP (Nigeria) and Barrister, 42 Bedford Row


It gives me great pleasure to present the British Nigeria Law Forum’s Newsletter. Please note the dates for upcoming BNLF events starting from September, we will send further updates by email and information will be on our website and social media. You can now book for the BNLF Christmas Dinner on Friday 1 December 2017 (see the Newsletter/Eventbrite). The BNLF Dinner is our last big event for the year so we hope you can make it and invite your friends too. We look forward to welcoming Mr. A. B. Mahmoud, SAN (OON), President of the Nigerian Bar Association and other distinguished guests.

Enjoy the Newsletter and please get involved as we plan our future activities. Don’t forget to complete our skills survey, the details are in the Newsletter. To ensure that the membership continues to grow it is important that existing members pay their membership fees and we look forward to welcoming new members to BNLF.

Follow us on all our social media platforms (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter).


Seye Aina

Chair BNLF



Dear Colleagues,

BNLF 2017 Skills Survey

We are excited to announce the British Nigeria Law Forum 2017 Skills SurveyGiven your interest in BNLF and our activities in the UK and Nigeria, your participation is highly welcomed.

Please click on the link below to begin the survey – it should only take a few minutes. We advise against completing this survey on anything smaller than a tablet

Start Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YRM6MSK

Please note that the survey will remain active until 26 September 2017

Thank you very much.

Seye Aina


British Nigeria Law Forum

The British Nigeria Law Forum elects first woman chair

The British Nigeria Law Forum is a vibrant professional organisation made up of practising lawyers and students. We provide business, networking and educational opportunities for our members and friends in the UK and Nigeria. Established in 2001, the group has a long and successful track record of staging major professional and social events designed to develop and support the careers of our members.

The British Nigeria Law Forum held an AGM on 5 June 2017. It was an historic meeting as Seye Aina was welcomed as the first woman to chair BNLF since its inception in 2001. Following BNLF elections, Babs Akinyanju was returned as the Treasurer, new committee members are Kash Balogun and Funmi Oyeneyin and Rebecca Okoria is co-opted as the publicity officer. BNLF is working on a number of key areas of law which include: Immigration and Nationality, Criminal Justice, Family, Health, Child Care, Business, Commercial and Professional Regulation. BNLF Members will be sent information on all the discussions held at the AGM and plans for the year. BNLF are also conducting a survey of its members. New members are encouraged to join for further information contact info@bnlf.org.uk

Profile of Seye Aina
Chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum appointed 5 June 2017
Executive Committee Member of the British Nigeria Law Forum 2008 – 2014
Called to the Nigerian Bar (1985)
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (1994)
Regulatory and malpractice experience in the accountancy and teaching professions and also handling fitness to practise investigations in the Healthcare professions.
Previous Local Authority experience:
Team Manager specialising in child care law
Governance Advisor in the public sector
Previous Public Appointments:
Independent Member of the Professional Conduct Committee, UK Council of Psychotherapy
Independent Member of the Standards Committee, Greater London Authority
Founder of the Paceworking Professional network


Seye pic
Ms Seye Aina Chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum