Theo Mathias-Nwaulune

  • Managing Director

  • 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*∞*

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

 

   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
  • Harassment
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Injunction
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Road Traffic
  • Shipping
  • Wills and Probate

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