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First Women: First Woman To Be The Chair Of The British Nigeria Law Forum


Seye Aina is the first woman to be appointed as the chair of the British Nigeria Law Forum since its foundation in 2001.

BNLF is a vibrant professional organisation made up of law professionals and students. They provide business, networking and educational opportunities for their members and friends in the UK and Nigeria.

Based in London, the organisation is acknowledged as an influential professional membership organisation for British and Nigerian legal professionals.

A dual qualified legal practitioner, Seye was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and also admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1994. She has senior management/legal experience in local government with expertise in professional regulation and investigating fitness to practise in the Healthcare professions.

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She is an Independent Member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the UK Council of Psychotherapy and also an Independent Member of the Standards Committee of the Greater London Authority.

She is also the founder of Paceworking, a professional business networking events and has used the platform to raise awareness for Down Syndrome in Africa.

Seye, who served as an executive committee member from 2008 to 2014, before being elected said she would promote the best interest of legal practitioners working in Nigeria and the UK.

“During my tenure, my aim is to encourage experienced lawyers to share good practice and knowledge and to improve all opportunities for all members,” she said, through the organisation’s newsletter.

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