Nwabueze Nwokolo

Nwabueze Nwokolo was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and enrolled as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1995. A council member of the Law Society with responsibility for Minority Ethnic Concerns, Nwabueze is the current Chair of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN). A director of BSN since 2005, she has lead the Midlands chapter and has had responsibility for pastoral care, the latter portfolio being based upon her experience as family lawyer and mediator. Nwabueze commenced her second term on the Council of the Law Society in 2009, chaired the Law Society Group Equality and Diversity Committee for three years and continues as a member of the Legal Affairs and Policy Board (LAPB) and Black and Minority Ethnic Forum (BMEF) of the Law Society. Nwabueze represents the BSN on the External Implementation Group (EIG) set up by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in response to findings of adverse and disproportionate regulation of black and ethnic minority solicitors. She also co-chaired the Minority Lawyers’ Conference, hosted by the Law Society, in April 2011. When not in Chancery Lane, Nwabueze does racial justice work for the British Methodist Church and is a Governor at Queen’s Foundation, Edgbaston, an ecumenical training college. All other non-profit/voluntary work is done within RIOJAWACH, an NGO set up in the memory of her parents Rhoda and Jaja Wachuku.