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Dorcas Taiwo

Lecturer
School of Law
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Dorcas Taiwo
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872037

  • Location

    4SB.5.10, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesdays 12 - 1pm Thursdays 10 - 11am

Profile

Biography

Fikayo is a lecturer and doctoral candidate at the University of Essex School of Law focusing her research on international law and commercial dispute resolution. Her PhD research examines the intersection between access to justice and international arbitration. Prior to resuming her PhD at Essex, Fikayo was admitted as a first-class barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and subsequently gained broad experience in business law and commercial dispute resolution practice, and executed legal compliance related functions as an associate with top tier Nigerian law firms including Aluko & Oyebode. She was part of teams responsible for resolving complex legal issues in areas including arbitration, telecommunications law and debt recoveries on behalf of both private and government clients. She also obtained a distinction on a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law from University College, London where she was awarded the John Carr Scholarship for Students from Africa and the Caribbean as well as the 8 New Square LLM Prize for Excellence in the Law of Copyright and Designs. In addition, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Lagos where she graduated in the top five percentile of her class. Fikayo is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Qualifications

  • LLM University College London, (2015)

  • LLB University of Lagos, (2011)

  • BL Nigerian Law School, (2012)

Appointments

Other academic

  • Lecturer, Law, University of Essex (1/9/2021 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Contract Law (LW101)

  • Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108)

  • International Trade Law (LW327)

  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution I (LW605)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

TAIWO, D., (2020). The Restrictive Approach to Legal Representation in Arbitration Proceedings and its Unintended Consequences in Nigeria. Journal of International Arbitration. 37 (2), 271-288

Other (1)

TAIWO, D., (2019).Nigeria’s Rules on Party Representation in Arbitration Proceedings: A Clog in the Wheel to Attraction?. Kluwer Arbitration Blog,Kluwer Arbitration Blog

Contact

fikayo.taiwo@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872037

Location:

4SB.5.10, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 12 - 1pm Thursdays 10 - 11am

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