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Abdulhakeem Femi Isau

Background:

He is from Ilorin, Ilorin-West Local Government Area of Kwara State.

He was born on the 12th day of April, 1987 to the family of Alhaji and Alhaja Saka Abimbola Isau.

He had his Nursery and Primary education at Air Force Primary School, Oloje, Ilorin, Kwara State between1990 to 1998.

He then proceeded to Federal Government College Ilorin (FGCI) for his secondary education between 1998 and 2004

He furthered his education when he got admitted to study law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, from 2006-2010 where he obtained his LLB. During the course, he served as intern in the Law firm of Saka A. Isau & Co.

He attended the Nigeria Law School, Bwari- Abuja where he bagged his Barrister at Law Degree (BL) in 2011.

He proceeded on his compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps in 2012 where he served at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarter Abakiliki, Ebonyi State as Counsel in the Legal department under the Force.

During his service year, he appeared at Magistrate Court, High Court and Federal High Court inEbonyiState.

He commenced immediately after his service year, legal practice in the Law Firm of Messrs Yusuf O. Ali & Co; (Ghalib Chambers) where he has since been practising in their Headquarter office in Ilorin.

He fostered his education in University of Ilorin where he obtained his LL.M. as Master of Law in Common Law.

DEPARTMENT / AREA OF SPECIALISATION

He has worked especially in the Litigation Section of the office with a daily record of advocacy in different courts in various States ranging from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal (Ilorin, Abuja, Ibadan, and Lagos Divisions), Federal High Courts, High Courts of different States, National Industrial Court, Election Petition Tribunals, Arbitration and Mediation sessions, Magistrate Courts, Area Courts, Customary Court of Appeal and a host of other mobile Tribunals.He has handled over 100 cases representing clients at the Courts.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Member of Nigeria Bar Association
  • Member of Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators
  • FGCI ‘04 Set

HOBBIES:

Swimming, Travelling, domestic electronics and mechanical repairs and driving.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

An articulate, focused professional who has a proven history of gathering and analysing information and then using the results of that analysis to make effective decisions and find innovative solutions to legal problems. He possesses strong post qualification experience which allows him to play an important and visible role in all areas of his profession. He has superb communication skills which are vital when meeting and interviewing clients to establish himself to firm's suitability in providing the necessary advice and services to clients. Presently he is seasoned ready for new and exciting challenges poise by dynamic legal practice.

He is responsible for not only handling personal caseloads but also assisting the team in high value complex cases. He is also in charge of preparing and drafting legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts, drafting and negotiating all legal documents for a range of local and international clients, advising clients on commercial contracts and agreements, company law and corporate compliance.

He also engage in planning and organising workloads in order to meet business priorities, Managing the commercial and intellectual property aspects in due diligence, Settling disputes and supervising any agreements, Interpreting laws, rulings and regulations, Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts with third party suppliers, educating and advising internal departments around legal requirements. Presenting and summarizing cases to judges.

He has proven ability to solve problems in a methodical and practical way. He communicates persuasively and clearly, both orally and in writing. Self-motivated and a proven ability to work well as part of a team. He is highly skilled in negotiating and mediating. He loves studying statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine the ramifications for cases. He is good in evaluating findings and developing strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.

Contacts:

Email: isuaabdulhakeem@yusufali.net, isauabdulhakeem@gmail.com

Office:

Ilorin.