Head of Chambers
Chima Umezuruike, the Managing Partner, is a practicing member of the English Bar. In England, he practices from Clerksroom Chambers, 160 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2DQ.
Chima Umezuruike is an accredited expert on Nigerian law. In February and September 2010, he gave expert evidence on Nigerian criminal law and constitutional law in a fraud and money laundering trial involving a former Governor of a State in Nigeria (James Ibori) in Southwark Crown Court, London. In February 2012, he gave expert evidence on Nigeria constitutional law on behalf of the Crown at the trial of James Ibori at Southwark Crown Court, London.
He conducts complex cross-border litigation involving England, Nigeria and Zambia. He coordinates litigation in London, Lagos and Lusaka in commercial cases, big money divorce cases, trust and probate cases, including obtaining simultaneous pre-emptive remedies in different jurisdictions and enforcing judgments in English and Nigerian courts.
Chima also undertakes the drafting of legal documents and advisory work in the spheres of commercial law, property law and trust law.