Layi Babatunde, SAN has been engaged in the practice of Law as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for over Thirty (30) years. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; was appointed Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Nigeria in 1991 and conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004. He is Editor-in-Chief of the official Law Report of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; entitled Judgments of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (cited as S.C (Supreme Court)). His other publications include: The Lawyer’s Companion (now in its 3rd Edition); Hints on Land Documentation and Litigation in Nigeria; Handbook of Criminal Law and Procedure Through Cases (now in its 2nd Edition); The Layi Babatunde Case Law Series (Volumes 1 -9). He is a frequent speaker at Conferences and Seminars.
He is a Facilitator with The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He served as member of the inaugural Council of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. He is Legal Adviser to the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) and erstwhile Legal Assessor, to the Medical and Dental Disciplinary Tribunal of the Nigerian Medical Council; He has also served as member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch. He has been severally honoured by the National Body of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Ikeja, Ikorodu and Ilorin branches of the NBA. He is Chairman of Lawbreed Foundation, a foundation established to promote legal education in Nigeria and award scholarships to deserving Law Students. He is the Managing Partner and Lead Counsel of the Firm.