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Adeyinka Aroyewun



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Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, United Kingdom
English, Yoruba
Mediation Profile

Adeyinka Aroyewun is the Director and Member of the Governing Council at the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) where she has garnered tremendous experience in Mediation and Arbitration practice. She is an internationally accredited mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. She is also a member of faculty of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK and has by virtue of this position taught mediation to participants from varying backgrounds. She taught, mentored and mediated cases with mediators at the Citizens Mediation Centres of four different States in Nigeria as part of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Mentoring (MEM) Programme for the Citizens Mediation Centre under the Justice for All (J4A) Component Implementation Plan (CIP) 2.3: “Increasing access to mediation and legal services for poor people” Programme. She holds a Masters degree in Law (LL.M) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. In the past 10 years, Adeyinka has mediated and gained experience in a wide range of disputes which include general commercial; Financial/Banking; Property; Employment and family disputes. As the Director at the LMDC, she continually researches on the latest global trends in dispute resolution to improve and set standards for the administrative and ADR processes at the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and the Association of Multi-Door Courthouses of Nigeria. She has advised various organizations and individuals on the use of ADR Clauses and ADR techniques in preventing and resolving disputes. She was recently appointed as the overall Coordinator of the new High Court of Lagos Civil Procedure Rules ADR Track. The ADR Track is a novel initiative whereby all originating summons into the High Court of Lagos will first be subjected to screening for suitability to ADR and then tracked or referred to the appropriate door for resolution. The appropriate door is inclusive of litigation. Through this process which commenced in December 2012, over hundreds of matters have been mediated and settled with satisfactory outcomes. She was a member of the 2 man team that conducted the Case Management and Screening of the 235 cases referred from the High Court of Lagos for suitability for time-bound mediation for the first Lagos Settlement Week in 2009. The LSW 2009 subsequently won the coveted Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) International Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Dispute Resolution. She has been consistently appointed as lead mediator at the past six Lagos Settlement Weeks (2009 – 2014), mediating Commercial, Workplace and Family disputes. The Settlement Week is now an annual event in the Lagos State Judiciary calendar and will from 2015 be held twice a year on account of its popularity and effectiveness. Though a lawyer by profession, her background was first in the finance industry where she worked in the Credit & Trade Finance Department and in the Registrars Department and hence gained considerable experience in the finance and capital market industry.

By virtue of various positions held at the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, Adeyinka has developed and enhanced her mediation skills through the mediation of over 70 disputes ranging from commercial, financial, family, land/recovery of possession, employment, community to administration of Estates. Some of the mediations handled are: # A dispute regarding the construction of a large Estate involving a government property development corporation, two banks, the developer and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria worth over $1.5M # A dispute involving the administration of an Estate between the Administrators and beneficiaries worth over $50,000.00. # A matter between a widowed woman trying to enforce earlier promised scholarship for her children by a large corporation involving power imbalance issues. # A matter involving the development of a large property worth over $5.5M between a private construction company and the government property development corporation. Adeyinka has successfully mediated many cases involving banks and their customers, the stock market industry, family matters involving child custody and sharing of property issues, commercial cases involving breach of contract, specific performance, monetary claims, debt recovery etc. She has also mediated many recovery of possession disputes, trespass, rent arrears and mesne profit.

Essentially, Adeyinka uses both the facilitative and evaluative style of mediation depending on the circumstances of the case, the parties and the subject matter.

Commercial general, Financial Services; Employment; Real Estate/Property; Telecommunications; Family; Community disputes.

Full details available from the Fee Schedule of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse.

1. Member of the CEDR Foundation International ADR Trainers Network, UK 2. Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, MCIArb. 3. Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR 4. Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC 5. Member of the Panel of Neutrals of The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) 6. Member of the Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG) 7. Member of Faculty of the CEDR Mediation Skills Training (MST) Course in Nigeria 8. Member of Faculty of the University of Lagos/NCMG College of Negotiation 9. Member of Faculty of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates 10. Certified ADR Trainer of the Bond University, Australia/the NCMG College Program 11. Certified ADR Trainer of the World Bank Project for the Expansion of ADR Mechanisms and Institutions in Nigeria being managed by the ADR Centre, Italy. 12. Participated on the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration and ADR Laws in Nigeria 13. Member of the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) 14. Member of the Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum 15. Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 16. Member of the International Bar Association.

Training and Education

• The Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) Train the Trainer Course, London, 2014 • The Arbitration and Mediation Course at the International Law Institute, Washington D.C., USA, 2013 • The International ADR Training of Trainers Program organized by the Bond University, Australia and the NCMG College, 2010 • The ADR Train the Trainers Certification Course organized by the World Bank Project for the Expansion of ADR Mechanisms and Institutions in Nigeria, 2009 • Dispute Resolution Skills Course organized by the National Judicial College, Philadelphia, USA, 2009 • The Civil Mediation Council Conference. Birmingham, UK. 2008 • The Third European Mediation Congress organized by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR in London, 2007 • Advanced Training for Mediators organized by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, UK, 2006 • Workshop organized for the members of the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, 2006 • Mediation Faculty Training Course, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, UK in London, 2005 • Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop, National Centre for State Courts/Nigeria Rule of Law Assistance Project/USAID 2005 • International Mediation Accreditation Course, Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR (UK) 2004 • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training Workshop, National Centre for State Courts/ Nigeria Rule of Law Assistance Project/ USAID, 2004 • Pre-Certification Course in Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration Organized By the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, 2004

1. Adeyinka was a lead trainer on the British Council Justice For All (J4A) Mediation Skills Training (MST) organized for over 90 mediators in the Citizens Mediation Centres (CMCs) of Lagos, Enugu, Jigawa and Kano States of Nigeria through a consultancy brief for the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC). She was also one of the Mentors involved in the Monitoring, Observation and Mentoring Programme for the evaluation of the MST for the newly trained mediators of the various CMCs. 2. Adeyinka was a lead Consultant on ADR on the British Council J4A component 2: CIP 2.2 for improving the efficiency and respect for Human rights in the traditional justice system of Lagos State and the implementation of a set of actions to build the capacity of traditional rulers in Lagos State to provide justice for the people. She developed training and reference materials and provided training to over 30 traditional rulers in Lagos State on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation in particular. 3. Adeyinka is a lead trainer on the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse Mediation Skills Training and has trained over 200 mediators. She is also a Mentor for the Monitoring, Observation and Mentoring Programme and ran a mentoring program for each Mentee mediator. 4. Adeyinka is a lead faculty of the Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Mediation Skills Training (MST) in Nigeria and has been involved in the training of over 100 mediators including a special CEDR MST organized for the ADR Judges of Lagos State in November 2013. 5. She lectures Mediation Theory & Practice at the prestigious University of Lagos/NCMG College of Negotiation. She has delivered numerous papers on ADR. 6. Adeyinka is a certified SCMA Accredited Mediation Advocate Trainer having attended the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates Train the Trainer course in London in 2014. 7. She is a faculty member of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ADR Course and recently appointed as a faculty member (to teach ADR & Mediation) of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of the Nigerian Bar Association. 8. Adeyinka is a member of the CEDR Foundation International ADR Trainers Network, UK and a certified trainer on the World Bank project for the expansion of ADR mechanisms and institutions in Nigeria managed by the ADR Centre in Italy. 9. She participated as facilitator at a Mediation Seminar on “Mediation as a way forward in resolving trademark disputes” organized by the International Trademark Association INTA in collaboration with Jackson, Etti & Edu, a Lagos Law Firm, 2005.

Publications

• Adeyinka Aroyewun, Ethical Considerations and Code of Conduct for Mediators – in Epiphany Azinge & Chinyere Ani (eds): Principles of Negotiation & Mediation (Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 2012, pages 177-208) • Adeyinka Aroyewun, Mediation Process – Principles, Practice & Phases – written as part of collective essays on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre. Yet to be published. Some Papers Delivered: • Drafting Settlement Agreements and Enforcement of Settlement Agreements: delivered at the intensive ADR Course organized by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 2011 • Mediation Advocacy: A Crucial Element in Nigerian Legal Practice delivered at the Nigerian Bar Association National Conference, Section on Business Law held at Kaduna, 2010. • Mediation: delivered at the Risk & Crisis Management Workshop for the Insurance Industry organized by the Bailey Professional Training & Development Centre, Lagos, 2010. • Dispute Resolution: The Alternative to Litigation delivered at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 2010 • Advanced Mediation Concepts – delivered at the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife, 2008.

Compliance

The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse Code of Conduct for Mediators.

LMDC Complaints procedure.

None. This is not applicable in Nigeria.

Contact
Adeyinka
Aroyewun
Adeyinka Aroyewun
2.348023129002
2.348023129002
The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse
High Court of Lagos State, opposite Tafawa Balewa square, Lagos Island, Lagos State
Lagos
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria