Yimika Adesola is the Founder of Legally Engaged, Nigeria’s first career centre for lawyers. She is a corporate lawyer with a diploma in Human Resource Management, described by This Day Newspaper as “a young and clever lawyer who has been blessed with foresight”.
Yimika studied Law at the University of Essex, United Kingdom where she graduated as an award-winning student. She went on to obtain a Masters’ degree (LLM) from the University College London.
Yimika has had stints at some of the largest law firms in the world, including Clifford Chance LLP, Dentons LLP and Eversheds LLP, where she was exposed to international best practices in law practice management and operations. She is passionate about seeing those practices replicated in Nigerian law firms.
In her professional legal career, Yimika has advised an assortment of sophisticated Nigerian and international clients on various areas of law including mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings, restructurings, taxation, finance, employment, compliance, etc.
She is passionate about equipping law students, graduates and young lawyers with the information they need to be on par with their foreign counterparts, and provides career advice and mentoring to thousands of lawyers through Legally Engaged.