TEAM

Meet the Net Solicitors team.

Bola Fakoya

Principal Solicitor & Managing Director

Having completed  her legal training with a top 500 regional firm in Kent, Bola qualified as a solicitor in 1994 . She then worked for a Local Authority, before becoming a partner in a firm in London. In 2006 Net Solicitors was launched as an internet-based practice.

Bola previously specialised in complex employment law and psychiatric industrial injury claims, successfully winning  and settling cases including high value claims against large national and international companies . Bola has taken cases to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, she now deals  with practice management and compliance.

 

Outside of work, Bola has varied interests enjoys cooking for family and friends, creative writing, surfing the ocean waves (entry level!) and world travel.She can also be found walking cross country accompanied by her Goldadore ‘AJ’ the family and office dog.

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Jumoke Hughes

Consultant Barrister

 Jumoke was called to the Bar in 1999, she has  represented clients in complex divorce matters and has extensive experience dealing with financial orders and often, consequentially, child arrangement orders. She is regularly instructed to undertake fact finding hearings in private proceedings where there are allegations of sexual or domestic abuse. Being highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional divorce work and cases involving special guardianships, she regularly appears in  both the County Court and  High Court . Jumoke has achieved great results, with high-value settlements involving millions of pounds in property and financial settlements; having a  pragmatic approach to these matters has resulted in great results for her clients.

 

In her spare time Jumoke enjoy‘s cooking, reading, entertaining and watching K-Drama.

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Sarah Sid

Consultant Solicitor

Sarah has a long-standing relationship with Net Solicitors, having paralegalled for the firm during her law degree. She completed her training in 2017 with a top 500 Legal firm based in Kent, and then went on to work for a renowned Housing Association where she helped stakeholders across the business handle legal enquiries relating to a vast property portfolio. It is here that Sarah developed specialist knowledge of land boundary clarification and issues.

She then went on to work at a start-up London firm where she worked on a range of matters including private client, commercial property and tenant and landlord litigation.

Sarah is the main point of contact for all property related matters at Net Solicitors and also assists with Will drafting, LPAs and Trusts.

In her own time Sarah is a bit of a crazy cat lady and loves nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a furry feline. A lover of house plants and aromatherapy you will often find her arranging home made candles around a range of indoor greens.

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Ben Hawkins

Consultant Solicitor

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 1999, working in house in legal expenses insurance and specialising in consumer disputes. This sparked the interest in group claims which he specialises in today. He has a reputation as an expert in utility claims, having acted for consumers and small businesses in disputes with essential service providers.

Ben has advised on numerous major group litigation matters, including timeshare and related holiday claims, Transvaginal Mesh (TVT) claims and mis-sold investments.

 

Always ready to focus on the business of law, Ben was a pioneer of after the event insurance with DAS and of litigation funding with Commercial Litigation Funding Limited. His ongoing involvement with Litigation Management Limited (LML) is where group cases are created, combining marketing, project management and funding solutions to make new cases happen.

Ben has expertise in Mis-sold Commercial Energy Claims Contracts and Solicitors Scheme Claims.

Outside of work, Ben is a sporty Dad with a sense of adventure. He loves going downhill either on skis or a mountain bike! His favourite places to relax are on a beach, in a boat or out walking with his chocolate Labrador, Coco

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