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Folashade Adeyemo

Deputy Director for Admissions

Areas of interest

  • Banking and financial regulation
  • Bank insolvencies
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Company law

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Adeyemo welcomes supervision from prospective students with an interest in banking and financial regulation, banking law and company law.

PhD students

  • Abderahim Alwallani: "Unfair wealth transfer within corporate rescue: the tension between business rescue and minority creditors and shareholders protection in corporate insolvency in the light of new UK reforms."
  • Shuangyu Yang: "Regulation of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies in the UK: A Law and Finance Perspective."
  • Muhammed Sahin: "Evaluation of the Foreign Judicial Sales of Ships and Their Recognition." (second supervision)


  • Module Convenor
  • Company Law
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Commercial Law (seminars)
  • Banking Law, from September 2020

Research centres and groups


Fola is a lecturer at the University of Reading, where she is the module convenor for Company Law, and teaches Commercial Law and International Corporate Governance (postgraduate level.)

She previously taught at Kingston University, where she was the module leader for Company Law at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and module leader for Remedies & Restitution and Criminal Law.

Fola's jurisdictions of interest are Nigeria and the UK. She has published in the field of banking and financial regulation, and has a specific interest in bank insolvency, company law and whistleblower protection.

Her most recent article will be published in the Journal of Business Law (2019), where she considers whether whistleblowers are adequately protected under PIDA, and her forthcoming monograph is titled Banking Regulation in Africa: The Case of Nigeria and Other Emerging Economies, (Routledge, 2020).

She is also working on a research project which examines the management of troubled banks in Africa, with a specific focus on Nigeria.

Fola is a qualified barrister and solicitor, called to the Nigerian Bar, and holds degrees from the University of Westminster (LLB, 2010); Brunel (LLM International Economic and Trade Law, 2011; PhD 2017) and is a member of the Nigerian Bar, (2013).

Academic qualifications

PhD (Brunel, 2017), BL (2013), LLM (Brunel, 2011), LLB (2010).

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • International Bar Association
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Nigerian Bar Association