All Nexus Barristers:
Areas of Expertise:
Crime, Prison and Family Law
LLB(Hons) Law – University of Leeds
Yimi is an experienced barrister with a predominately criminal defence, she is regularly instructed in a variety of cases including armed robberies, sexual offences (including child sex offences), firearms and drugs offences, money laundering and frauds. A powerful trial advocate with an enviable success rate. She also acts in prison adjudications and extradition cases.
Yimi regularly appears in the family court dealing with both private and public law cases including cases that have involving human trafficking, placement outside the jurisdiction and allegations of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Some Notable Cases:
R v Michael Dankyi- Woolwich Crown Court-Successfully argued insanity as a defence in allegation of child abduction.
R v Samuel Gates- Inner London Crown Court- successfully defended allegations of false imprisonment and ABH.
R v Bradley McCloud- Inner London Crown Court -represented a defendant facing allegations of child grooming involving multiple children and possession of indecent images.
R v Mehta and others -Southwark Crown Court – involved in the preparation of confiscation proceedings in one of the largest carousel fraud cases ever prosecuted, where the HMRC was defrauded in excess of £200 million.
R v Perry-Basildon Crown Court- represented a defendant involved in a £1.6 million confidence fraud.
R v Challoux- Woolwich Crown Court- represented a defendant involved in an armed robbery using a firearm.
R v Owusu & others- Inner London Crown Court- multi handed, conspiracy to rob, represented one member of a gang prosecuted for a series of robberies committed in East London.
English & Hausa (native) and a working knowledge of Italian and Brazilian Portuguese.
Travelling (travelled extensively in south-east Asian, Africa, South America and Europe) and enjoys attending the theatre and most of all dancing (modern dance and samba).
Trustee of ROK (reach out 2 Kids) a non-profit organisation which works with schools, pupils and parents to help realise the goals and aspirations of young people. Currently mentoring a young person.
Amnesty International, Liberty and South Eastern Circuit.