CHIEF MOBOLAJI OLUKAYODE AYORINDE
(SAN) was born into the Ayorinde family of Ajimajasan
Compound, Agbokojo Ibadan. His father was the Honourable Justice Timothy
Adebayo Ayorinde, Former Chief Judge of Oyo State and Former Chancellor Diocese
Ibadan, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, while his mother is Chief Mrs
Christiana Adetokunbo Ayorinde.
Ibadan for his Primary School Education from where he then proceeded to the
famous Government College, Ibadan in 1974 and obtained his W. A. S. C. E.
Ordinary Level Certificate. He also attended the International School,
University of Ibadan, Oyo State in 1979 and obtained his G. C. E. Advanced
Level Certificate, International Baccalaureate, A Levels Certificate in 1981.
At International School he was made the Head Boy, that is, the Senior Project
of the School in 1980-1981.
Buckland, Oxfordshire England, United Kingdom for his university education
where he obtained the University of Oxford, G. C. E Certificate [Law] Intermediate LLB) in 1983.
Law Tutors, Roupell Street, London for his University of London, Bachelor of
Laws LLB Hons Degree Certificate and graduated in 1985. He proceeded to the
Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos in 1985, where he obtained the
Council of Legal Education Certificate of Call to Bar in 1986. [BL Honours].
For his National Youth Service Programme in 1986, he was Posted to Lagos State
and attached to the Private Law Firm of Messrs Akin-Delano, Legal Practitioners
at No. 6, Ijora Causeway – Lagos .During this period he was a Junior Counsel in
the Firm of Akin-Delano, Legal Practitioners with Offices in Ibadan and Lagos.
He worked directly under the Principal, Chief Akin – Delano S. A. N. and in
1989, he was seconded to take charge of the Lagos Office. The Firm is renowned
for its Commercial Practice spanning for a period of over 40 years. He worked
in the firm of Akin – Delano until 1990 when he set up the Law Firm of B.
AYORINDE & CO with offices in Lagos and Ibadan and now Abuja in the Federal
Capital Territory and Port-Harcourt.
of November, 1994 under the Notaries Public Act Cap 331 by Honourable Justice
Mohammed Bello G. C. O. N. former Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2005 he was
elevated to the prestigious rank of SENIOR ADVOCATE of NIGERIA (SAN) on 26th
Governing Council Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
of Nigeria where he served for the statutory 4 years until 2011. He was also
the Chairman of the Oyo State Committee on the Decongestion of Prisons. His
areas of law practice include: General
Civil Litigation, Commercial litigation, Company Law, Family Law, Property and
Land Law, Banking, Insurance & Liquidation law, Arbitration, Maritime and
Shipping Law, Public Advocacy and Parliamentary Counseling Services.
include: “Securing and Enforcing
Maritime Claims: Juriscope 1st Edition-2001 Series”, “Wills and Testamentary Disposition”,
“Sovereign Immunity and the Trials of
Augosto Pinochet”, “Judicial
Precedent, Law Reporting and the Need for Regulation”,
“Judicial Bias and Justice Delivery”,
A Commentary on the Independence of Electoral Umpire in Nigeria”, “Boko Haram,
Terrorism and Fundamental Human Rights; the Challenges that concern us”, “Criminal
Justice System in Nigeria”, “53, Years after Independence: the many facaes of
Judicial Riot”, “Nigerian-Any Strength in Adversity”, “A Reformatory Approach
to the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria”, and “The Rashidi Yekini Case and
the State of Mental Health Law in Nigeria” .
Bar Association [IBA], Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian-Belgian
Commercial Information and Documentation Centre and Commonwealth Lawyers
Association. He has been a Council Member, Section on Public and Development
Law, (SPIDEL) of the N.B.A., Chairman Finance Committee, Nigerian Bar
Association, Ikeja Branch and he is an active member of the Body of Senior
Advocates of Nigeria. He was also a member of the
Constitution Drafting Committee, Diocese of Lagos West at the inception of the
Diocese. He is also a member of various church societies amongst which are the Christian Unity Band of Nigeria
of All Saints, Anglican Church Ikosi – Ketu, Lagos, Youth Christian Society of
the Cathedral of St. James The Great, Oke Bola, Ibadan, Ogunpa Descendants
Union of the Cathedral of St James The Great, Okebola Ibadan, Fountain of Hope
Society, African Church Cathedral Bethel, Lagos and Hon-Member Christian Guild,
African Church Cathedral Bethel, Lagos.
Friendly Society and Young Women Christian Association of All Saints Anglican
Church, Ikosi-Ketu, Lagos and he is also Patron of the Lady Workers League of
the Cathedral of St. James The Great, Okebola, Ibadan. Chief Bolaji Ayorinde
SAN is also a member of several socio-cultural organizations, clubs and
societies including Omo Ajorosun Club, Ibadan, Ibadan Golf Club, Ibadan, Ikoyi Club 1938 Lagos, the Prestigious, Metropolitan Club, 1959, Lagos, The Lagos
Lawn Tennis Club, Lagos and the Island Club, Lagos. He is the holder of the Ghana 2006/2007 outstanding
African Nations Builders Gold Award, Society of Security Practitioners of
Nigeria Award 2005/2007, Augustine Nnamani Chambers, Faculty of Law, University
of Ibadan Distinguished Personality Award 2008, LAUTECH Alumni Award for
Excellence in leadership and Administration 2007, Federation of Oyo State
Students Union Platinum Award of Excellent Leadership Award 2008 and the 2010
Award for Professional Excellence by the Central Council for Ibadan Indigenes
presenter at several international and local law conferences and seminars. In
November 2011, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN was appointed by President Goodluck
Jonathan as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Prerogative
of Mercy (PACPM). In June 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Governing
Board of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria by the President.