Yetunde Fawehinmi


qualified as a lawyer (LL.B) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1986 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. I spent the early part of my professional life practising commercial law in the firm of Obafunke Akinkugbe & Co. (1988 – 1991) and Abiola Morgan & Associates (1991 – 1997) where I was the Head of Chambers. In 1997 I joined the American Embassy in Lagos as a Legal Advisor for 3 years.

I relocated to the United Kingdom in September 2000 after qualifying as a Solicitor in England and Wales. I was a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service in Cambridgeshire until June 2014. I left after 13 years.

In 2011 I graduated with an MSc (Merit) from the University of Manchester in Human Resource Management and International Development.

I returned to Nigeria in June 2014 to manage the firm. As the Principal Partner at Obafunke Akinkugbe & Co. I have 29 years of experience in legal practice from two jurisdictions and the maturity and professional competence to advise clients. My areas of specialisation are Wills and Administration of Estates, Commercial and Property Transactions, Company Secretarial work and Criminal Advocacy.

I am a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). I have completed their courses in Administration of Estate and Will Preparation.

Contact me

Call: (234) 802-653-7963


What makes us qualified?

For almost 30 years, we have maintained a reputation for providing our clients with cost-effective and efficient legal services in a professional, and honorable manner. We resolve legal issues across the fields of real estate, corporate and commercial law and more.


Real Estate 85%
Corporate and Commercial Law 90%
Litigation and Dispute Resolution 70%
Criminal Advocacy 74%
Employment and Labour Law 82%
Wills, Trusts and Estates 90%

What Our Clients
Say About Us

All testimonials

I thank you for your company’s exceptional effort and diligence in completing the sale successfully.

Baroness Margaret Lola Young

My siblings and I had the great opportunity to connect with Obafunke Akinkugbe & Co and specifically worked with Mrs. Yetunde Fawehinmi. She was invaluable and really helped us through a difficult time. The case involved multiple parties and the overwhelming emotions that come with that could have put us over the edge at any time, but she kept us grounded.

Ms Yewande Okunoren-Meadows

I was attracted to the law company by its founder no less. She was late Chief Mrs Obafunke Akinkugbe. Her glowing character embraced all that stood for integrity in professionalism, as regarding the practice of law in Nigeria.
Her juniors and associates in the chambers exhibited same passion for the practice.

Maxwell Olubode Thorpe


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