Nigerian-born Canadian lawyer, Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan, has bagged her Queen’s Counsel appointment in Saskatchewan.
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General for Saskatchewan, Gordon Wyant in a statement said: “I am pleased to recognise Dr. Laosebikan for her commitment to the legal community, and her dedication as the President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She is well-deserving of the Queen’s Counsel designation.”
Queen’s Counsel appointments are made based on recommendations of a Committee comprising Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Saskatchewan, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench and past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Apart from the recommendations, the individuals must reside in Saskatchewan and must have practised law for a minimum 10 years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, United Kingdom or Ireland.
Laosebikan began practice in Canada in 2011. She completed her secondary school in Moremi High School, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. She bagged LLB, LLM and PhD degrees in universities in Nigeria and South African universities. Also, she was a professor for some time in South Africa, before moving to Melfort in 2004.
While reacting to her appointment, Laosebikan said she hoped she would contribute to propelling the Law Society of Saskatchewan forward and make everyone had access to justice.
Laosebikan is the proprietor of FLK Law Firm in Melfort, and the current President of Law Society of Saskatchewan.