Mrs. Adeyinka Aroyewun is an internationally accredited mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK; a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and an IMI Certified Mediator. She is currently the Director of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, the first court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre in Africa.
She had both her Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Lagos and has over 14 years mediation experience in general commercial; Industrial Relations; Financial/Banking; Property; Employment and family matters and 34 years post call experience spanning over various aspects of business and law.
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.
Adeyinka is an accomplished speaker and author on ADR and Mediation in particular and has been invited widely to deliver papers on ADR. She was a resource person at the Kenyan Judiciary Retreat in Kenya organized to explore different models of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for the Kenyan Judiciary. She has trained the members of the Nigerian National Assembly, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions and House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions on ADR and various aspects of legislative responsibility.
As part of the World Bank project for the expansion of ADR mechanisms and institutions in Nigeria, Adeyinka led the NCMG ADR Consultancy team to train Judges, lawyers and staff of the Abia and Kaduna Multi-Door Courthouses in ADR and the Multi-Door Courthouse concept. She also led the NCMG ADR Consultancy team to train Judges and lawyers in preparation for the establishment of the Enugu Multi-Door Courthouse. She was part of the training team to prepare for the establishment of the Ogun and Oyo States Multi-Door Courthouses.
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. She was the Moderator of the third session with the topic, “Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges in Modern Dispute Resolution” 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 is a professional ADR Consultant and is the lead consultant for the Lagos State Judiciary Restorative Justice Program. She was appointed by the DFID/British Council as Lead Faculty in the first Mediation Skills Training Programme for the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre in 2012 where 60 mediators were trained, assessed and mentored in a professional mediation skills training programme. Adeyinka provided professional and consultancy services for the Component 2 Implementation Plan (CIP) 2.2 “Improving efficiency and respect for human rights in the traditional justice system” of the DFID British Council/Justice For All Project which included developing and implementing a training programme for traditional rulers in Lagos State on ADR and human rights. She was a member of the 2 man team that conducted the Case Management and Screening of the cases referred from the High Courts of Lagos for suitability for time-bound mediation for the first Lagos Settlement Week.
She continually researches on the latest global trends in dispute resolution to improve and set standards for the administrative and ADR processes at the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and has advised various organizations and individuals on the use of ADR Clauses and ADR techniques in preventing and resolving disputes.
She sits on the Governing Council of the University of Lagos/NCMG College of Negotiation and the Edo 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.