Gabriel Awosika is the Principal at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates and has over 10 years of combined legal practice and local authority experience.
Gabriel prioritises providing his clients with practical solutions and ‘clarity in the complexity’.
Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Gabriel was a Civil Servant for two London local authorities where he developed and honed his knowledge in Housing Law. He then moved on to Plexus Law where he gained further experience.
Gabriel also has a range of experience in Law firm management and providing regulatory training.
He is also actively involved in the areas of Sports and Entertainment, whereby he currently represents footballers across the English Leagues and many award-winning musicians across Europe. He focuses on providing rights management, sponsorship, partner agreements, image rights, terms and conditions, broadcasting, merchandising, endorsements, licensing and website agreements.
Gabriel holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons), a Masters Degree in Law, LLM (lond), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Post-graduate Diploma in Housing. He is also a Registered FA Intermediary registration number: IMS003074.
Emma graduated from Aston University in 2011 with a 2:1 in Politics & international Relations. During her studies and thereafter she discovered her true passion and enthusiasm for the legal profession while working part-time in the legal department of a property management company.
She later gained further invaluable knowledge and legal work experience in a paralegal role with a focus on Caribbean Law at a high street firm before successfully completing the GDL (post-graduate law conversion course) at the University of Law in 2015.
Emma joined Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates as a paralegal in 2016 after having completed the LPC at the University of Law (achieving Distinction) and holding an LLB in law.
Emma deals with various matters involving both contentious and non-contentious probate, trusts, property issues, family law, landlord & tenant matters and civil litigation. She has also continued her specialism in Caribbean law at the firm.
Away from the office, Emma is avid learner of foreign languages and is currently learning Korean.
Josephine Appeah Akuoko is an expert in Immigration and Nationality Laws with several years of experience in the field. She worked as Immigration Consultant with several firms before joining Astute Dynamic. She provides clients with expert advice in Immigration and Nationality, including entry clearance applications, EU applications, leave to remain applications, settlement, asylum and point based system applications.
She acquired both her LLB and LLM degrees with BPP Law School in London. She is also a member of CILEX.
As an immigrant herself, she understands the difficulties immigrants encounter in regularizing their stay. She prides herself with giving transparent and honest advice to clients while maintaining a respectable relationship with them.
Josephine is a strong believer in professionalism and upholding workplace ethics.
If you need assistance in Immigration and Nationality matters, look no further, Josephine is your best bet at succeeding.
Alexander Phillips is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and also a New York Attorney. He specialises in Civil Litigation and has extensive experience in Commercial and Property disputes.Aside from his legal knowledge, Alexander has accumulated many years of business experience in both management and accounts; both areas which add to the array of skills which he brings to Astute and to the personal service with which he so effectively serves clients.
Sena Frimpong is currently a Barrister at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates. He was called to the Bar in 2009 and now practices in all of the major areas of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on housing and property law.
He has acted for a diverse range of clients in all stages of the judicial process, (advising, drafting and representing clients at hearings). He has considerable experience in cases concerning possession, homelessness, succession, disrepair, mortgage matters and LVT cases.
Sena has also worked on judicial review cases both for and against local authorities
Sena also places great importance on his pro bono work, focusing on assisting those in ‘housing need’. He has worked extensively with the Croydon Housing Aid Society which is closely affiliated to the South West London Law Centres.
Sena holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons) and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn.
Professor Thomas is currently a consultant for several law firms in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
The areas of law Professor Thomas is proficient include and not limited to Criminal law, Corporate Law, Immigration Law and Human Rights Law. Having worked in the public and private sector with several government officials. Professor Thomas has had several appointments; such appointments include sitting as a Judge Chief Justice for the Indigenous Cherokee Nation in the United States.
Professor Thomas is also a Consultant to clean energy group DRENEL advising on the green energy initiative which is being implemented in Africa, Asia and Europe.
In 2017, Professor Thomas was appointed as a Notary and a Certified Sovereign Underwriter under the section of the First Republic Registrars at International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court.
In 2018, Professor Thomas was appointed as a Judge for the ICJ ICC. Professor Thomas was also named Head of legal affairs for the ICJ ICC dealing with the financial sector for historical asset and redemption.
Professor Thomas was also appointed as a UN Ambassador for WOLMI International in the capacity of legal expert attached to The Geneva office; and, he was also appointed a UN ambassador to Ho-Tak security, as head of the legal department where he was charged with overseeing matters of international security.
Professor Thomas is a member of the International Association of Arbitration and The Chartered institute of Legal executives. Professor Thomas holds an LLM Masters in International Law and also PHD in international law.
Professor Bell is Consultant at Astute Legal Solicitors & Advocates and has many years of experience as a barrister, a well known international academic entrepreneur and author. He is also an experienced conference speaker.
Professor Bell qualified, taught and has practised law in the UK for a number of years. His areas of practice expertise are Land Law, Wills & Probate, Legal Practice Management and teaching ‘Lawyering Skills’. For a number of years he was In- House Counsel and Director of Training at a large Lancashire firm of solicitors. Further, he combines his legal expertise with a successful track record of high level practical corporate management leadership.
He was for ten years Chief Executive of Holborn College in London, a leading private sector law and business College in the UK, which he built up and then sold on to the US Washington Post Kaplan Group.
Professor Bell is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor of a large Malaysian University and he has been a Professor of Law since 1996 with a number of UK Universities.
He was an active participant on the legal conference and seminar circuit for over 25 years in the UK and has authored over forty articles in the legal press and four law textbooks.
Professor Bell holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons), a Masters Degree in Law, LLM, and a Doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of Middle Temple.
Ilaria is a GDL and BA History graduate, and is currently finishing her LPC at the University of Law. As a student, she had gained 4 valuable years of legal experience working with a variety of legal advice centres across South London, and founded her own successful business. Ilaria currently assists in employment, immigration, personal injury and contested estate matters.
Ilaria’s efficient and independent thinking and work ethic has enabled her to assume positions of trust and management of the administrative tasks in her previous places of employment.
She believes that each client deserves to have an empathic and bespoke professional relationship with their legal representatives to dispel the myths of the legal profession that are present in popular culture.