Dr Omotolani Somoye
Lecturer in Law
School of Justice
Omotolani is an expert in Insurance Law and Maritime Law. She has worked with leading law firms in Nigeria. Omotolani is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Omotolani teaches across a range of law courses in the School of Justice at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The subjects include Criminal Law, Contract Law, Business Law and practice, Consumer and Commercial Law and other professional courses.
Omotolani holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Lagos State University, Nigeria and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2012. She practiced law for two years in the country's leading law firm before leaving for further studies. Omotolani bagged a Masters of Laws (LLM) postgraduate qualification with distinction from Bangor University Law School, Wales in 2015. By 2021, she completed and defended her PhD in Insurance Law without correction.
Omotolani has presented papers at conferences in the United States, and the United Kingdom. Before joining the University of Central Lancashire, she taught Business Law at Bangor University. Omotolani is very much involved with community work and engages with projects that supports Black History in Wales. Her contributions were recognised by the BBC Wales as one of Wales' pioneers creating change in 2021.
- PhD Insurance Law, Bangor University, 2021
- LLM Laws, Bangor University, 2015
- BL Nigerian Law School, 2012
- LLB Lagos State University Nigeria, 2010
- Santander Award - Recipient of the Santander Universities Mobility Awards 2019
- Insurance Law and Marine Insurance
- Maritime Law
- International Business Law
- Nigeria Bar Association
Her doctoral research is entitled: 'Principle of Indemnity and Related Doctrines in Nigerian Insurance Law and Practice: A Comparative Study with the Counterparts in Other Jurisdictions.' The research identifies the weak areas of the fundamental principles of Insurance law in Nigeria. Omotolani's research proffers solutions with suggested reforms, including detailed draft legislative amendments on how the problematic rules of insurable interest and subrogation under Nigerian insurance laws, in line with global practices can be modified to conform with the essence of Insurance. The impact of the research is to influence government policies, legislations, and boost insurance practices in developing economies in line with best international practices.
Use the links below to view their profiles:
- Principle of Indemnity and Related Doctrines in Nigeria Insurance Law and Practice: A Comparative Study with the Counterparts in other jurisdictions
- The Tenth Annual Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Conference, University of London, 2019
- The Association for Law, Property, and Society’s 10th Annual Meeting, Syracuse University College of Law, New York, 2019
- Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2019, Queen Mary University of London, 2019
- The Advanced Higher Education (HE) Teaching and Learning Conference at University of Northumbria, Newcastle Tyre, 2019