Corporate Governance

Probitas Partners has developed a robust CSR strategic road map that includes good corporate governance practices, adherence to business ethics, as well as creating an enabling environment for employees where workplace rights are an integral part of corporate culture.

External CSR projects focus on Legal Aid and community development projects. We believe in collaborating with organizations that work in areas aligned with our CSR strategy. We forged a partnership with The Breaking-In Project, to provide an integrated support program for the Nigerian prison system.

Since 2011, our firm has taken the leadership role in the legal aid component of this project. We recruited four law firms and lead a team of six lawyers to The Kirikiri Female Prison for a legal aid clinic in October 2011. A total of twenty cases were reviewed. Fifteen cases were taken up and as a direct result of the legal team’s intervention and five cases have either been dropped or struck out of court.
Probitas Partners will continue to partner with The Breaking-In Project and also ensure that at least 5% of the cases in our portfolio are pro-bono cases.

Corporate Governance

The governance structure of our Firm is made up of an Advisory Board,Partners Committee, and a Management Committee. Currently, the Firm has 4 (Two) partners: The Managing Partner, Consulting Partner, and Associates in our Firm.

The Advisory Board

The Firm inaugurated its Advisory Board in 2016, to deal with a governance gap inherent in partnership business structures: partners are the owners, managers, and workers. Consequently, decisions are largely based on how decisions affect the partners personally. This conflict is profound regardless of the degree of objectivity of the partners. And, it does not augur well for the long term sustainability of law firms. 

Historically, most successful law firms in Nigeria are family-owned and often fail to sustain their success through generations due to governance issues. Our Advisory Board assists with the following matters:

The Board Members

Engr. Vincent Bamidele Maduka, Fnse, O.F.R., (Chairman)
He is an engineer, broadcaster and first Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority (N.T.A.). He is former Chairman of Magnum Trust Bank, Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and LTC Advertising (JWT Nigeria). He served as President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (1992-1993) and President, Nigerian Academy of Engineering (2004-2005) and now the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He chairs the Board.

Mr Tayo Babalakin (Member)
He is an architect and Managing Partner, Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP), one of the largest multi-disciplinary building consultancy services firm that includes architecture, Mechanical & Electrical,structural engineering, and quantity survey. He is a Past President of the Association of Consulting Architects of Nigeria(ACAN) and past Golf Captain, Ikoyi Club (1938)

Mrs. Dayo Oluwole (Member)
She is a developmental impact consultant and Principal Consultant, Kasher Consulting Limited. She was formerly CSR Manager of Coca-Cola and currently sits on a number of NGO Boards including Ovie Brume Foundation.

The Board also includes the 2 (Two) founding Partners, Mr. Akinwale Irokosu and Mr. Kazim Yusuf.

Corporate Social Responsibility

“We provide equal opportunities for career development and advsncement, regardless of gender, ethnicity, and age”

Probitas Partners LLP has a commitment to leave a positive social impact on the communities where we operate. Corporate citizenship has been an integral part of our Firm’s corporate culture, and our robust CSR strategic roadmap follows the track of good corporate governance practices, adherence to business ethics, as well as creating an enabling environment for Members where workplace rights are an integral part of the corporate culture.

Moreover, we have designed a CSR structure to develop three major programmes that drive our commitment to sustainability in our communities: education, pro bono legal service, and community service. Education covers our scholarship programmes; pro bono legal service consists of providing free legal advice and training services to vulnerable groups, NGOs, start-ups; while community service includes our CSR activities through volunteering and donations.

Practice Areas

Whether it’s navigating complex litigation, providing astute counsel for business matters, or offering compassionate guidance in personal legal affairs, we pride ourselves on delivering tailored, innovative solutions.

Our firm’s ethos revolves around prioritizing client advocacy, fostering trust, and upholding the highest ethical standards, ensuring that each client receives the finest representation and support they deserve.

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