Hilda Ephraim Adejumo 1989

Qualifications: B.Sc(Hons); LLB(Hons); LLM(Corp/Comm)(Lond); QDR; MCIArb; BL.

Barrister/Senior Civil & Commercial Mediator.
With a background in Bio-Chemistry, a First Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of East London, and a Masters Degree in Corporate & Commercial Law from the Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London - Hilda was called to the Bar in 1989, a Member of Lincoln’s Inn.
Hilda is also a Direct Public Access Practitioner.
 
Her practice areas principally include:
 
Civil Litigation;
General Chancery;
Company & Commercial Law;
Employment (Discrimination);
Human Rights;
Family & Matrimonial (Specialising in National & International Relocation Cases);
Court of Protection Applications;
Landlord & Tenant;
Personal Injury;
Immigration;
Housing;
Judicial Review proceedings; with appearances in County Courts, Tribunals, High Courts and Appellate Courts.
 
Alternative Disputes Resolutions (ADR):
 
Hilda is an Accredited Senior International Civil & Commercial Mediator and frequently sits at the Central London County Court.
 
Since her accreditation in 2001, she has mediated as Sole Mediator in various disputes including:
 
Intellectual Property,
General Commercial,
Partnership & Shareholders’ disputes,
Employment,
Personal Injury,
Boundary disputes,
Civil Action Against the Police,
Consumer Acts disputes,
Professional Negligence,
Inheritance Acts disputes,
Maritime; Property,
Housing disputes and NHS-dispute related matters.
 
Hilda has mediated over 35 civil & commercial disputes as well as community-related disputes with high success rates. She is also a Conciliator, Trainer, Facilitator, case Evaluator and a skilled Negotiator.
 
Hilda is also an Expert in African Customary Law Marriages, Customs and Traditions as well as African Chieftaincy matters about which her expertise is regularly sought.
 
Membership of Professional Bodies:
 
Lincoln’s Inn;
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
Panel Member of Mediators at the Academy of Experts;
Family Law Bar Practitioners.
Awards: 
1983: The youngest recipient of the title ‘Ada-Idaha Ke Efik Eburutu’ in the Kingdom of Calabar, Nigeria.
1994: International Women Award (UK)
2004: The youngest recipient of the Chieftaincy title of High Chief in the Kingdom of Calabar, Nigeria - for cultural and traditional advancement of knowledge.
2005: Ambassador of Peace by the International Federation for World Peace - for among other things, the "....establishment of a culture of peace transcending racial, national and religious barriers...".
2007: Awarded the Human Rights Ambassador award for Youth by Youth for Human Rights International - for "work in the field of human rights in the areas of family, children and discrimination as well as working with youth charities".