Dr. Tunde Okewale, trailblazer in legal diversity and inclusion, honoured with OBE in 2024 New Year Honours

London, UK - Saturday 30th December 2023

In a resounding tribute to his pioneering efforts in the realms of criminal justice and social mobility, Dr. Tunde Okewale, the youngest ever elected Governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, has been bestowed with the prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King's New Year Honours List for 2024.

Historic Achievement at Inner Temple

Dr. Okewale's landmark election in 2019 set a new precedent in the 650-year history of Inner Temple, underscoring his exceptional commitment to legal excellence.

A Career Marked by Legal Prowess

Renowned for his appellate expertise and handling of complex financial crimes, his notable legal victories include overturning Dwayne George's wrongful murder conviction.

Urban Lawyers: A Beacon for Aspiring Legal Minds

Founded in 2010, Urban Lawyers has been pivotal in guiding over 32,000 students towards legal careers.

The charity has enlightened 50,000 individuals on their legal rights, fostering informed communities.

Championing Diversity and Opportunity

Dr. Okewale’s advocacy extends beyond Inner Temple, impacting future legal practitioners through mentoring and inclusive initiatives.

An OBE for a Visionary

This OBE symbolizes Dr. Okewale's enduring impact in advocating for justice and equality.

Dr. Tunde Okewale OBE says:

"Receiving the OBE is not just a personal honour but a testament to the collective effort of those who believe in the power of law as a tool for social change." - Dr. Tunde Okewale OBE

Inner Temple's Legacy of Legal Brilliance

Dr. Okewale's journey reflects Inner Temple's long-standing tradition of fostering legal minds committed to justice and equity.

A Career of Distinction

Dr. Okewale was previously honored with an MBE in 2016 for his services to youth and underprivileged communities.

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