Adetola Ayanru


Tola is a resourceful and dedicated Succession Planning, Probate and Commercial lawyer with over 13 years of legal experience in Probate, Succession, Estate Planning and Real Estate  Law and Practice.

Tola joined the law firm of SPA Ajibade & Co. in 2010 and she is currently a Senior Associate in the Real Estate and Succession Planning Department. Her primary motivation is to creatively facilitate changes and growth within the Legal Profession in Nigeria. She is a master’s degree holder in International Business & Commercial Law from the University of Manchester with hands-on experience in Commercial, Real Estate and Probate Matters. Over the years, this experience has translated into unparalleled insight and a creative approach resulting in hitch-free processing of various types of legal transactions.

As a young lawyer, Tola started her career with the law firm of M. A. Banire and Associates where she was active in the Commercial Department. Her primary duties involved documentation and perfection of clients’ interests in real property and participation in litigation on various subject matters ranging from breach of contract, loan recovery, tort, election petitions and other subject areas. She was also involved in carrying out registration of companies and other forms of company compliance filing duties at the Corporate Affairs Commission. In 2007, she joined Zenith Bank Plc as an Executive Assistant whose primary functions involved business development and structuring of trade transactions such as advance payment guarantees and letters of credit.

Tola is also a member of the International Bar Association, the Secretary of the Law Firm Management Committee of the Section on Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association.  She is currently serving as a member of the Special Committee on Probate Section of the Lagos State Judiciary as well as the Judicial Relations Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch).