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Founder & Principal Solicitor/Managing Director

Theo Mathias-Nwaulune

Managing Director

Phone Number:

020 3490 1221

Email:

t.mathias@citywidesolicitors.co.uk

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

 

Theo was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales on 1 April 2003. He was privileged to train at one of Gray’s Inn niche firms, after his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London Store Street. He read Law and Politics, graduating with LLB Honours in Law.

Throughout his career, Theo has ensured that he specialises in the whole field of civil litigation, drafting and interpretation of the contract, law of torts, medical negligence/personal injury, including land law-related issues, as well as a range of employment-related matters. In addition, he follows this through where appeals are pursued to the courts, in the County Court, High Court (Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions), Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Supreme Court, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Although a Solicitor, he is also a passionate advocate. His collateral advocacy repertoire includes appearing on numerous occasions in the County Court, the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals (Employment and Immigration and Asylum Chambers), and before the High Court, in Chambers. The breadth of expertise Theo has ossified over the years can be seen from a small selection of his reported cases.

Notable Cases

European Court

  • PATRICK KINGONZILA V UNITED KINGDOM 41930/08 [2009] ECHR 1572

Court of Appeal

  • AV (DRC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 937
  • PK Congo v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 1500
  • Harrison (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1736
  • ZS (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1639
  • RO (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1521
  • R (MN (Tanzania)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] 2 All ER 772
  • Nweze v. Nwoko [2004] EWCA Civ 379*∞*

  Founder

Theo, the firm’s founder, supervises the operational aspects of the business while providing expert services in a wide range of legal disciplines. He specialises in all types of civil litigation work but practices other areas of law, including:

  • Banking
  • Boundary Dispute
  • Building & Constructions Dispute
  • Civil litigation
  • Consumer and General Contracts
  • Contract and Commercial
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Debt
  • Education
  • Employment Law
  • Family and Child
  • Family Financial Dispute
  • Harassment
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Injunction
  • Immigration and Asylum-Including Business Immigration
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Road Traffic
  • Shipping
  • Wills and Probate

If you are making a new enquiry, please complete this form and he will contact you to discuss your situation. If you already have an ongoing case with CITYWIDE, please complete our existing client inquiry form.

High Court

  • R (Shaw) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 42 (Admin)
  • R (on the application of MR JAMES MOMOH v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3740 (Admin)
  • R (FE (Ethiopia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 1756 (Admin

County Court

  • Nweze -v- Nwoko (2003) unreported Romford County Court/Civil Justice Centre

Upper Tribunal

Sanade and others (British children – Zambrano – Dereci) [2012] UKUT 00048 (IAC) aka Harrison @ the UT

+ Many more Upper Tribunal and First-Tier Tribunal Cases

International Law Practice

Theo’s international practice covers a wide range of international commercial contractual issues including a sale, supply and distribution agreements, structured finance, investment disputes, construction disputes.

He has acted for the various African States, notably, Adamawa State, Taraba State, and Niger State of Nigeria, in major banking disputes against four of Europe’s largest Merchant Banks, worth over £10b. These cases were settled out of court after proceedings were issued in the High Court, in the United Kingdom.

Theo was a joint solicitor in one of Europe’s largest class-action cases, involving over 250,000 victim claimants, in a case which undoubtedly represents Africa’s worse man-made toxic and ill-spills disasters yet. The value of the claim was in excess of £1b.

Supreme Court Applications

Theo has a few applications before the Supreme Court of England and Wales, in his attempt to advance very complex and nascent legal principles.

He has taken the following cases from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court:

  • AV (DRC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 937
  • R (MN (Tanzania)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] 2 All ER 772
  • Harrison (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1736

 

Managing Director

Theo Mathias-Nwaulune

Founder & Principal Solicitor/Managing Director

Wendy Akaigwe

Associate Consultant Solicitor

Adil Zayn

Adil Zayn Trainee Solicitors)

On BillyYin Li

Assistant Solicitor

Renée Mathias-Nwaulune

Head of Administration

Abigail Ajayi

Assistant Head of Administration

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Our Clients Satisfaction Ratings

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
100%
Immigration & Nationality
100%
Wills & Probate
100%

I received an excellent service by Citywide Solicitors today

I received an excellent service by Citywide Solicitors today. Easy appointment planned. With helpful staff and approachable Solicitor who was interested in what I had to say and advised appropriately, checking in, whilst ensuring a worthy discussion.

All documents checked and processed sameday, which was amazing and I found this reassuring as the transaction was completed in good time.

Thank you Theo for your time today and being flexible. I was fortunate you were recommended to me.

Vee Simmons

Theo was extremely professional, supportive and informative.

Theo was extremely professional, supportive and informative.

My issue was resolved successfully and speedily.

The office staff were always extremely professional too and upbeat when I spoke to them either on the telephone or in person.

I would happily use this Citywide
Solicitors again and would have no hesitation in advising others to do the same.

Tricia Gilbride

Adil exceeded my expectations as an immigration lawyer

Adil exceeded my expectations as an immigration lawyer. His knowledge and dedication were evident from our first consultation. Throughout my case, he provided clear guidance, kept me informed, and worked tirelessly to ensure a positive outcome. I’m grateful for his expertise and highly recommend him to anyone navigating the complexities of immigration law.

Kanlayanit Thaweesap

Citywide solicitors, I can’t say enough about them

Citywide solicitors, I can’t say enough about them. The staff are so friendly, helpful and curtious. I have had 2 urgent matters that needed to be dealt with and Mr Mathias was so kind, helpful and professional at the same time. Most times solicitors will not even take the time out to help walkins without an appointment but they do. Highly recommended.

Xerona Brown

Fantastic experience at CITYWIDE Solicitors

I have had an amazing experience with CITYWIDE Solicitors, I cannot thank enough Theo for his work and professionalism!

Serge Wisso

ladipo Oshodi

I am so delighted with the service that CITYWIDE Solicitors brought to my family

I am so delighted with the service that CITYWIDE Solicitors brought to my family

Galibou LANIGNAN

Tested and trusted. 👍

Tested and trusted. 👍

Babatunde Kuku

5 star service. Would recommend. Thank you.

5 star service. Would recommend. Thank you.

Zaria Jazbinsek

Professional advice and any matter which seem difficult for others to managed , they will get the job done.

Professional advice and any matter which seem difficult for others to managed , they will get the job done without a doubt , the very best so far.

Essilyn Allen

This is my 5th time using CITYWIDE SOLICITORS, very reliable.

This is my 5th time using CITYWIDE SOLICITORS, very reliable, professional but most of all clear and constant communication.
100% recommended

Tomesha Williams

I would highly recommend Theo Mathias-Nwaulune.

I would highly recommend Theo Mathias-Nwaulune. We saw him at short notice, he was very patient, reasonable and professional.

Anoma Amarajeewa

A huge thank you to Theo for the work well done.

A huge thank you to Theo for the work well done. He was professional and responded in a timely manner. I would recommend this company to my family and friends.

Mary Mugabi

Theo represented me and I have found him to be very experienced,concise,patient

Theo represented me and I have found him to be very experienced,concise,patient, he walked me through the legal jargons, an effective communicator and made himself accessible, and was very reasonably priced I highly recommend him and the Citywide Solicitors firm he represents..

Rasheed Bakare

Excellent service, experience and case management. I recommend.

Excellent service, experience and case management. I recommend.

Alloisa

Citywide Solicitor is the truth

Citywide Solicitor is the truth. The solicitor that represented my brother’s case was Theo, he’s very supportive, quick to respond to any questions asked, very professional and honest. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who want a successful outcome.

Cristiano Henry

The best Solicitor, tested and trusted.

The best Solicitor, tested and trusted. Theo, is very efficient, and knows the job very well. I recommend him!

Mojisola Faroye

CITYWIDE Solicitors were available on short notice

I can’t be more appreciative of the high quality service my family received from Theo at Citywide solicitors.

They were highly professional our case dragged on. We were comforted by being kept informed by citywide solicitors every step of the way, they managed every hurdle we faced which were
many.

Citywide solicitors were available on short notice, they went above and beyond. Most importantly We Won our case. Thank you again so much Theo. Citywide Solicitors comes highly recommended from my family.

Deqa