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Tunde Okewale: ‘I still think there are many more things for me to do’


Tunde OkewaleHCLC is extremely proud of one of our formidable patrons, Tunde Okewale, who has given an inspirational interview to The Guardian newspaper.


Tunde joined the HCLC team as a patron in November 2014.  He grew up in Hackney and attended Orchard Primary School and Cardinal Pole Secondary School, which is literally around the corner from HCLC’s office in Lower Clapton Road. 


Tunde is a committed criminal defence barrister who has an impressive practice for his level of call.  His comprehensive practice comprises General Crime, Serious Crime and Extradition as well as appellate work in the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court.  


All of Tunde’s work encompasses an element of Human Rights and commitment to issues of social justice and civil liberties. Urban Lawyers 5th anniversary Sep 17 2015As well as his work as a barrister, Tunde also founded ‘Urban Lawyers’, an initiative set up to provide inspiration to law students from non-traditional backgrounds through online resources, networking and events, as well as to provide education to young people about their legal rights through online resources, events and merchandise.


HCLC's Hilton von Herbert, Bella Donnelly and Miranda Grell were pleased to attend Urban Lawyers' 5th birthday celebrations last year.


Read Tunde's interview in The Guardian HERE.