Fola Alade Esq., ASCMA (UK) is a Notary Public and a Commercial and Dispute resolution lawyer based in Lagos. He is the Founder/ Principal Partner at FOTEFA PARTNERS LP, a full- service commercial law firm in Nigeria. The law firm offers a wide range of expert legal services to a highly diversified and global client base. Prior to running his law firm, he worked with Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co, a top tier law firm with the highest number of Senior Advocates in Nigeria.
Fola Alade is a Certified Mediation Advocate with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (U.K), a trained Mediator on the Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), a trained Negotiator from the Lagos Business School (LBS), a Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist with another certification in Hypnotherapy and Neurological Redesign Course, a Facilitator and a Certified Trainer(International Award in Delivering Training[IADT] UK) with the London Professional Training Centre.
A member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Section on Business Law (SBL), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and a Partner member with the NCMG International (Negotiation and Conflict Management Group International), Fola Alade runs an active social media page (Facebook page: @dmediationlawyeristng, Instagram: @dmediationlawyerist and twitter: @mediationlawng) where he enlightens the populace on legal issues majorly surrounding mediation.
He is the Founder/Principal of Fotefa Mediation Academy, a bespoke Mediation Training Academy where he trains on the business and practice of Mediation. He is also the Executive Director of the Incorporated Trustees of Attorney-Mediators Association (ATMA), a Consultant to the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA Nigeria) and also the Senior Consultant to Betaworka Cosmopolitan Partners Limited, a fully registered career services and training Development Company where he trains on Workplace Conflict and Emotional Intelligence.
Fola Alade boasts of several local and international certifications and trainings among which include but are not limited to a Certificate in Emotional Intelligence, a Certificate in Mediation Advocacy from the Standard Conference of Mediation Advocates, United Kingdom, A Certificate in International Award in Delivering Training from the London Professional Training Centre and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Neurological Redesign.
He has published and presented several articles across different cities in Nigeria among which include:
- Ways to Use Effective Communication in Dispute Resolution.
- Victim-Offender Mediation
- Mediation: An Effective Dispute Resolution Tool for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
- The Future of Dispute Resolution Is Mediation
- Top 5 Ways to Establish A Career in Mediation
- The Concept of Co-Mediation: The Number of Mediators That Can Constitute a Mediation
- The Synergy of Emotional Intelligence and Dispute Resolution in Handling Workplace Conflict.
- Mediation Advocacy as A Stream of Income
- Downsides of Mediation
A passionate Advocate of Mediation and a lover of parties and life, he is married with two kids.