Mrs. Adeyinka Aroweyun

Adeyinka is an internationally accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute
Resolution (CEDR), UK; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, a Certified
Mediator of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), The Hague, Netherlands and a Certified Trainer of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA), UK. She is an accomplished speaker, author and renowned trainer in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She is the immediate past Director of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), The First Court connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre in Africa. She currently serves as the Managing Partner of Atticus Allen Consulting, a prominent Dispute Resolution Consulting Firm.

She graduated with a Second Class Upper Degree in Law (LLB (Hons.)) from the then University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 1984 and qualified as a lawyer from the Nigerian Law School in 1985. She has two Masters Degree, one in Law LLM and one in Business Administration MBA.

She received Arbitration and Mediation training from the National Judicial College and the International Law Institute both in the United States of America. She attended the revered faculty-training course of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London and was among the first set of ADR trainers to attend the NCMG College of Negotiation/Bond University, Australia, ADR tutors program. She was trained in the UK as a certified Mediation Advocate by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, UK. She is a member of the CEDR Foundation International ADR Trainers Network, UK and a certified trainer on the World Bank project for the expansion of ADR mechanisms and institutions in Nigeria managed by the ADR Centre in Italy.

She is a Mediation trainer and has provided Mediation training to public and private organizations since 2004 when she headed the Training Department of the Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG). An accomplished speaker and author on ADR and Mediation in particular, she has attended and facilitated several conferences for the National Assembly in Nigeria, faith-based organizations including the Prison Fellowship of Nigeria; the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and the Nigerian Bar Association, amongst others.

She was Team Lead and Lead Trainer for various ADR workshops, including on a World Bank Project for expanding ADR mechanisms in Nigeria, which benefited Judges, Lawyers, Judiciary Personnel and Courthouse Mediators in several States of Nigeria. She coordinated the first three African ADR Summits in 2006-2008 and co-led the screening of cases referred by the Lagos State High Court for Mediation during the first Lagos Settlement Week (LSW). She facilitated at the Kenyan Judiciary Retreat in Kenya organized to explore different models of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for the Kenyan Judiciary.

She lectures Mediation and Restorative Justice at the prestigious University of Lagos/NCMG College of Negotiation and is a faculty member of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK; the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS); the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. Her workshops include courses on medical and criminal mediation, which she has consistently delivered for the LMDC and the Lagos State Judiciary. She was a Moderator at the West, Central and East Africa edition of the Global Pound Conference Series in June, 2016, an initiative of the International Mediation Institute, The Hague, Netherlands.

Adeyinka Aroyewun is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and a professional ADR Consultant. She is the lead consultant for the Lagos State Judiciary Restorative Justice (RJ) Program (including the development of Practice Directions on RJ and in the delivery of RJ workshops for Lagos State Magistrates). In 2012, she was a British Council-appointed consultant and Mediation Skills Trainer, Coach, Assessor and Mentor for a Mediation Skills Training Programme, and consulted for the Justice for All (J4A) Programme of the British Council/DFID on improving the efficiency and respect for Human Rights in Traditional Justice Systems.

She is a recipient of the Excellent Leadership Awards for Excellent work, which was presented by the Fight Against Corruption Organisation (FACO) in recognition of her zero tolerance for corruption and her significant impact in the development of ADR in Lagos State.

Mrs. Aroyewun is a published author, contributing to works on Ethical Considerations & Code of Conduct for Mediators, Mediation Processes, and Restorative Justice Training Manuals.

She is a highly skilled and experienced Mediator and Arbitrator with extensive expertise in ADR. Her international accreditations, training, consulting and lecturing roles showcase her comprehensive understanding of Dispute Resolution processes and her significant contributions to the field.

She sits on the Governing Council of the University of Lagos/NCMG College of Negotiation; the Edo State Multi-Door Courthouse and the Oyo State Multi-Door Courthouse. She is on the Panel of Neutrals of the National Communications Commission, Nigeria; the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and is on the Mediator database of the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman of the International Finance Corporation.