Adeola is currently a second-seat Trainee Solicitor in the Real Estate department in London. She is working on a variety of residential and commercial matters where clients include developers, investors, landlords, owner occupiers and restaurateurs. She was previously a Paralegal specialising in conveyancing and property litigation, where some of her work included preparing and issuing: notices, possession proceedings, adverse possession claims (trespass) and arrears recovery. She also managed a variety of pre-lodgement enquiries and post-completion tasks.
Adeola joined the firm as a paralegal in Private Client in April 2017, having had previous experience in this area. She specialised in the administration of estates and a variety of probate matters. She particularly enjoyed drafting Wills and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, as well as tracing missing beneficiaries and preparing deeds (for example, for the retirement and appointment of trustees). She wrote a blog on the importance of making a Will in celebration of ‘Visit Your Relatives Day’.
Her first seat as a Trainee Solicitor was with the Dispute Resolution team, where she assisted with cases relating to the breakdown of a marriage, contentious probate and commercial litigation. Her highlights include meeting clients and counsel. She especially enjoyed drafting: the first letter to an unrepresented spouse to explain our client wanted to commence divorce proceedings, a without prejudice settlement letter to the other side ahead of a Private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR), instructions to counsel on a debt claim on behalf of executors, instructions to counsel with regard to a negligent and fraudulent employee and an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 out of time on behalf of a Deputy corporation (including the witness statement).
Adeola studied Law with Business Studies at the University of Birmingham before completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP University in London.
Adeola can speak Yoruba. On a personal note, she loves to read classic fiction, she volunteers at a library at the weekend, and enjoys travelling and photography.