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Tosin Oguntayo



Tosin is a very passionate and committed barrister who takes great pride in representing and promoting his clients’ best interests. Tosin specialises in all aspects of family relating to relationship breakdowns. His practice covers matrimonial and Financial Remedy Proceedings; applications for Child Arrangement Orders, including international relocation and Schedule 1 applications. 


Tosin adopts a very patient and meticulous approach to all his cases, placing great emphasis on the importance of listening and absorbing the views and concerns of his clients. He is particularly adept at engendering the trust and confidence of his clients, providing them with a sense of calm and stability in often very trying circumstances. He is acutely aware of the privileged position he has attained and strives to convey a sense of humility and appreciation. 

Family Finance 

Tosin has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family breakdown and finance. He is known for being a tough but fair negotiator, who strives to achieve a swift settlement in cases where that is the most reasonable and cost-effective option. However, where matters have had to be contested, clients have been able to rely on Tosin’s experience as a robust, incisive, and diligent advocate 


Tosin has built up a reputation as a particularly skilled advocate in the field of private law children act disputes. His practice covers all applications under the Children Act 1989, including child arrangement orders and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. Tosin has dealt with applications involving allegations of domestic violence, alcohol/drug misuse and the more difficult cases involving implacable hostility, including those where the children have been made parties to the proceedings.  

 Tosin is also very experienced in the field of international relocation. He has successfully advised and represented many clients, in their efforts to relocate their families away from the jurisdiction. Clients are known to have found Tosin’s calm, patient and ‘down to earth’ approach, especially useful in helping them resolve legal issues that are often intertwined with raw and deeply held emotions. 

Practice Areas

Finance and Private Client

Private Law Children

International Family Law


“Tosin Oguntayo was the epitome of calm throughout my recent court hearings. He is astute, extremely knowledgeable and unflappable. He also really cares about the outcome. He works incredibly hard to get a fair and good outcome.”- Direct Access client, Niki Austin

“I had high expectations when Tosin was recommended to me as a Direct Access Barrister, but his advice and service went above and beyond expectations. His patience, explanations and reassurance helped me understand the legal processes and also be realistic about what I could achieve given the complexity of our situation.”- Direct Access client, Nimra Shaikh

“I instructed Tosin under the Public Access Scheme and was extremely impressed by his strong technical skills but more importantly by his excellent attention to client care. Tosin took considerable time to explain the court procedures and requirements as well as the details of the case including all potential outcomes, which alleviated much of my concerns and stress. I was also extremely impressed with Tosin’s strong focus, attention to detail and the level of preparation he devoted. Tosin provided tenacious questioning where needed and a meticulously prepared closing statement and successfully won my case for me. I would definitely recommend him, especially for Public Access Clients.” – Direct Access client, Ms. F. Cheung

“I have almost 40 years’ experience dealing with lawyers, and Tosin Oguntayo is one of the best I have come across – knowledgeable, efficient and compassionate” – Direct Access client, Narinder Kapur, Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London 


Re O (A Child) 2013 [2012] EWCA Civ 1576 

Re O (Residence) [2012] EWCA Civ 1955 

Re O (A Child) (Residence) [2012] ALL ER (D) 39 (Dec) 

On 5 December 2012 Tosin successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal on a relocation case before LJ Thorpe, LJ Rimer and LJ Patten. Tosin acted for the applicant mother in the original PRFD proceedings before HHJ Cryan. After a 6 day trial the mother succeeded in her application for leave to remove the child from the jurisdiction. The father appealed to the Court of Appeal, instructing leading Counsel, however the appeal was unanimously dismissed. 

Education and Professional Memberships

MA (Cantab) 

LLB (Hons) 

LLM (Lond) 

Family Law Bar Association