Chuba Nwokedi

Call 2015

nwokedi@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Family

Chuba was called to the Bar in 2015. He became a tenant of Chavasse Court Chambers in September 2020 following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Jacqueline Deans. Afterwards Chuba Joined Exchange Chambers. During his first six, Chuba experienced a range of criminal and family law hearings.

During his second six, Chuba developed a burgeoning family law practice in both private and public law. The proceedings Chuba has experience in include:

  • Care and Supervision Orders
  • Interim Care Orders
  • Contact
  • Residence;
  • Occupation Orders;
  • Non-molestation Orders.

Alongside his family practice, Chuba balanced a criminal practice appearing in the Crown Court and Magistrates Courts. He has acted for both the prosecution as a CPS Grade 1 Advocate and Defence in a variety of matters including Magistrates court trials, preliminary matters, sentencing hearings and appeals against conviction and sentence. He also represented individuals in the county courts with regards to injunctions (such as Anti-social Behavioural Injunctions and gang related violence injunctions).

Along with his practice as a barrister in the United Kingdom, Chuba’s legal experience and qualifications expands to the shores of Nigeria. In the years between being called to the Bar and commencing pupillage Chuba moved to Nigeria where he was called as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. During this time he worked as a lawyer specialising in a variety of areas including oil & gas law, commercial litigation and international arbitration where he represented international oil companies and worked with British solicitor firms. Chuba is able to receive instructions and advise on Nigerian law.

Upon his return to England, before commencing Pupillage Chuba gained further advocacy experience. In 10 months he appeared in over 350 general civil, enforcement hearings and small claims trials in the County Courts as Solicitors’ Agent.