Funmi Roberts & Co, founded in 1989 is one of the leading law firms in Nigeria with expertise in diverse areas of legal practice and offering quality legal services with the mission to, at all times, exceed our clients’ expectations.
The firm has witnessed tremendous growth and in 2011, Funmi Roberts & Co. Nominees Limited (‘FRCN’) was registered to offer company secretarial services as part of the mainstream practice areas of the firm.
In Funmi Roberts & Co. we ensure at all times that:
- there exists a cordial relationship between us and our clients and a strong communication line is built to help us serve our clients’ interests effectively;
- to implement each client’s instructions, a team of Counsel and relevant administrative staff is put together to implement the instructions in an effective and efficient manner, that also meets our client’s needs in a cost- effective and timely manner;
- we give appropriate legal advice to our clients;
- If considered necessary, we collaborate with another law firm and other professionals to ensure best service delivery.
We have realized that we efficiently manage our clients’ expectations better by centrally controlling every instruction through a client service partner. The partners in the firm and the practice manager, have the responsibility and authority to mobilize all the firm’s resources necessary to ensure that the firm’s services are excellently delivered. Specifically, they are responsible for:
- development of the overall legal approach and work plan;
- administration and management of other counsel for the engagement;
- coordination of legal team to ensure adequate communication between FRC’s team and our clients.
Our team members are easily accessible to clients and also facilitate accessibility to all key staff assigned to any of the client’s transactions and we always provide frequent updates through metrixes and other correspondences, on the progress of briefs handled for our clients. If there are to be any significant issues to be brought to the client’s attention, we will always do this immediately.
We always pay attention to broadening our understanding of our client’s operations and requirements to enable us assess risk areas and design our legal services in a manner to focus on these potential risks. As an integral part of our legal service approach, we establish plans, including the assignment of appropriate personnel, for completing preliminary and final analysis of briefs that are likely to require adjustments or that may raise important issues to be resolved.
Thus, our team go beyond fulfilling its clients’ basic needs for legal services, we also look for ways we can add value to your operations, whether by saving the client money, improving productivity, or solving costly or inefficient problems. Effective performance of our legal team is enhanced when potential difficulties and challenges are identified early so that appropriate responses can be developed to provide satisfaction to legal services rendered in a timely manner.
Furthermore, Funmi Roberts & Co. maintains close relationship with officials in various government parastatals, agencies, experts as well as other leading law firms both within and outside Nigeria so that great value could be added to the services it renders its clients, the list of which is quite impressive.
The testimony that our clients value us and the services we render can be seen from the fact that clients that have been with the firm since its inception continue to retain its services.
Counsel in Funmi Roberts & Co. belong to a variegated assembly of professional organisations, through which they continue to acquire knowledge and expertise, all or which they use to enhance the services offered by the firm to its clients. Some of the professional bodies to which our team members belong include the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), NBA Section on Business Law, NBA Section on Legal Practice. Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners of Nigeria (BRIPAN), International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International), Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K-based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, (CEDR) Kigali International Arbitration Centre Panel of International Arbitrators (KIAC), Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Society for Corporate Governance, Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria, among others.
We also continue to invest in the use of cutting-edge technology to encourage virtual technology-enabled communication with our clients and this guarantees our efficacy and effectiveness in high profile transactions.
As part of its corporate social responsibilities, the firm remain committed to encouraging the growth of brilliant legal minds though its internship program, which is much sought after by many law students.