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Kingsley Jesuorobo

Our Principal, Mr. Kingsley Jesuorobo, is a proud recipient of many awards honouring his extraordinary professionalism and outstanding accomplishments in legal practice. Mr. Jesuorobo’s record includes the following:

  • He was featured as one of the ten most influential Nigerians in Canada by the Planet Africa Magazine in July 2010

  • He was invited to guest-lecture on refugee protection and human rights law at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, under the sponsorship of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Fahamu Refugee Program in September 2010.

  • He was invited to guest-lecture on Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law at York University, Canada in 2005. 

  • He received the Planet Africa Television Award For Excellence in 2004. 

  • He received an Award of Recognition from the Nigerian Canadian Association for his outstanding contribution to the community in 2004.

  • He won the case for his first refugee client in Canada while he was still a law student at the University of Toronto in April 1994.

  • He won his first jury trial (Insurance Litigation) case in Canada and successfully argued for the court to award solicitor and client’s costs in favour of his client in 1996.

  • He won 154 out of 185 asylum cases argued before the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board in 2002.

  • He mounted ground-breaking successful challenges at Canada's Federal Court against mass deportation of illegal Immigrants on short notice in 2003 and 2004 and grabbed news headlines.

  • He won Federal Court stay of deportation for a client who had exhausted all avenues to acquire status in Canada in 2005.

  • He has successfully appealed against numerous negative decisions at the Federal Court  of Canada. 

  • He has been profiled by numerous media outlets such as Planet Africa Television, Eagles World, The Afri-Canadian Journal, African Community Profile Magazine. Many of his cases have been reported by Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Television, Toronto Star, National Post, Metro, Ottawa Citizen, Halifax Daily News, etc. 

  • His legal exploits on behalf of immigrants in Canada prompted a local Toronto newspaper, The Nigerian Monitor, to christen him "Senior Advocate of the Masses" (SAM).

  • He has trained over 15 other lawyers so far in Canada.


Kingsley Jesuorobo is one the finest lawyers in Canada. He handled a complex and recondite immigration matter for me. The case looked hopeless but I was amazed at how he turned it around. His understanding of the law is only bettered by the human insight which he brings to bear in cases. He was a joy to work with. His mastery of both substantive law and procedural strategies ensured that the desired results were achieved with remarkable speed. More importantly, he worked as if his own happiness and joy were at stake. He was not motivated by money but by the justice of the case. I recommend him very highly”.
Professor (Dr.) Ikechi Mgbeoji
Partner , Blackfriars LLP
Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada

I have had the privilege to serve as a Member on the Immigration and Refugee Board from July 2001 to November 2006. During this period, Mr. Kingsley Jesuorobo appeared before me as a legal counsel representing numerous refugee claimants on a regular basis. I always found him to be punctual, knowledgeable and thoroughly prepared in his legal dispositions. He articulated the best interest of his clients with competence and professional integrity. He always demonstrated calmness, combined with pleasant and respectful demeanor in the hearings. He enjoyed the utmost respect from his clients, peers and Board Members. I am confident that he will perform to the best of his abilities in the face of complex and demanding legal circumstances”.
Her Worship, Jiti S. Grewal,
Justice of the Peace
Ontario Court of Justice, Canada
(Formerly a Judge at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)

 “Kingsley Jesuorobo is one of the best legal minds of our times. He is dedicated and very reliable. I have had the opportunity of using his legal services on numerous occasions to resolve very complicated legal matters. He performed beyond my greatest expectations throughout. He was able to achieve so much with very little”.
Dr. Felix Asekomhe  MD, CCFP
Director of Northgate Medical Centre, Brampton, Canada
Staff Physician at Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

“I am a client of Mr. Kingsley Jesuorobo, having first relied on his service for my refugee claim in 1996 when I immigrated to Canada.  Mr. Jesuorobo impeccably presented, defended and won my case as a refugee claimant before the Canada IRB in less than 3 hours. Mr. Jesuorobo’s passion for his noble profession as a lawyer is unsurpassable. This quality is readily reflected in the level of due diligence that he exudes every time I have called for his services on legal matters relating to my optometry practice and business. I highly recommend him.”
Dr. Victor Obasuyi,
Director of Dr. Victor Obasuyi Optometry Professional Corporation, Ontario, Canada,
Adjunct Faculty Member of Southern College of Optometry Memphis Tennessee, USA
Externship Clinician.

“Through his diligent and reliable legal services, Kingsley Jesuorobo, has had a big impact on my Canadian music production and promotion company, Abedorc Productions. By virtue of his strong and useful advice and representation, my company has successfully brought artists - including 2face Idibia, King Sunny Ade, Ofori  Amposah, KK Fosu, Alabi Pasuma,Yinka Ayefele, Lanre Teriba, St Janet, Adewale Ayuba, Musiliu Haruna, Queen Salawa Abeni, Olu Maintain and many others – mainly from various African countries to Canada to perform”.
Yinka Farinde
CEO, Abedorc Productions Inc.
Toronto, Canada.

“I am a very satisfied client of Kingsley Jesuorobo’s legal practice. His office handled my Immigration and other legal needs very efficiently and promptly. They demonstrated 100% commitment and produced satisfactory results. I highly recommend their service”.
Dr. Brenda Eruero.
Optometrist, Ontario Canada.

“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had Barrister Kingsley Jesuorobo as my attorney during my immigration case. In light of my personal experience at the proceeding, I can unequivocally state that Barrister Jesuorobo has a vast knowledge of the Canadian Legal system.  Barrister Jesuorobo was very approachable and highly professional in his interactions with me. I consider Barrister Jesuorobo to be a legal luminary who made time to demonstrate that he held my interests and well being very dear to his heart”.
Aisu Owens ,  Sr. Desktop Analyst,  CIBC Mellon, Toronto, ON, Canada
(Formerly news correspondent, The Presidency, Nigeria)

Sivbone Edu

Our Principal, Mr. Sivbone Edu, is a legal innovator who has accomplished ground-breaking successes in legal practice. Mr. Edu’s record includes the following:

In 1996, Sivbone Edu participated [together with other Solicitors], in working on the Legal aspects of the Innovative Smart Card Project for a client in Nigeria that led to the birth of the present day Credit & Debit Cards.

Sivbone Edu was instrumental in developing the creative Legal work for client in Nigeria which involves the provision through software of a voucherless e–topup application and Money Transaction System – an electronic wallet solution that allows e – money management via a standard GSM handset by means of IVR, SMS, USSD or WAP.

Sivbone Edu’s seminal landmark work and critique in the largely unknown area of Employee Nomination Scheme led oil giant Chevron Nigeria Limited to overhaul and review its embrace of the Scheme. Mr. Edu had in the year 2001 through Litigation compelled Chevron Nigeria Limited against its earlier decision and stance, to make a Pay Out of the sum of NGN 40,000,000.00 [Forty Million Naira] to Named Beneficiaries of the Scheme and client he had represented. It would emerge that that area of Law was being Litigated by our Courts for the first time.

Mr. Edu has handled before Higher Courts Legal Issues that defy the ordinary – he has Practised and made noteworthy contributions in the area of Admiralty Jurisdiction and Maritime Law as he ONCE convinced the Courts to grant an ARREST of a Vessel and in expanding the Jurisdiction prescribed THEREAT convinced the Courts to assume Jurisdiction in the Matter it [Courts] had reasoned fell outside the Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Mr. Sivbone Edu in his Practice Life is generally credited as handling and taking before our Courts a labyrinth of Complex Legal Issues for resolution and most times favourably.

In a recent case before the Nigerian Court of Appeal, AFTER all of the three [3] Judges had agreed with Mr. Edu and gave Judgment in his favour, he approached the Nigerian Supreme Court to seek Interpretation to portions of the Lagos State High Court [Civil Procedure] Rules, 2004 Mr. Edu had reasoned the Court’s Interpretation in its Jugdment differed from that he put on it AND to date it remains the ONLY known Suit challenging the Law of the Forum.

Mr. Edu Practices his trade in the Higher Courts in Nigeria where in any year he handles over twenty [20] Appeals and considers ONLY NOVEL AND RECONDITE issues of Law.

Mr. Edu has trained over Fifty [50] Lawyers in Nigeria.


‘I finally found a Lawyer that provides distinct solutions to the Client’s problems . . .’ Colin Chorley, British & MD, Alan Dick [West Africa] Limited

‘You are and remain the best Lawyer . . . and have found a favarouble way of resolving every Legal Issue thrown your way over the years . . .’ Francis Ogboro, President, Nigeria Polo Federation.

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Our principal partner, Mr. Jesuorobo, is a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public in Ontario Canada. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has been the head of the award-wining Canadian law firm of Kingsley Jesuorobo & Associates in Canada. In June 2010, Mr. Jesuorobo was featured as one of the ten most influential Nigerians in Canada by the Planet Africa Magazine. Mr. Jesuorobo has guest-lectured at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, under the sponsorship of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Fahamu Refugee Program. He has also guest-lectured at York University, Toronto,

Our principal partner, Mr. Edu, studied for a Master’s of law degree at the University of London, United Kingdom. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Member of International Fiscal Association, London. Mr. Edu has, for several decades, been the managing partner of Edu, Edu & Co. [Solicitors], a Nigerian law firm . Mr. Edu has contributed to the Journal of International Banking Law, England. He is also a member of several social and investments societies across continents.