Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

PhD | Part-time lecturer |ADR Blogger |Host and Producer of Expert Views on ADR (EVA),
University of Brighton

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University of Brighton
Mithras House, Lewes Rd
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Chinwe is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, she has a PhD in Law- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Chinwe is a part-time lecturer who facilitated Business Law class and Law, Society and Ethics at the Law Department at the University of Brighton (UoB). She currently teaches ADR at UoB.
Chinwe is an ADR Blogger and Host of Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Podcast. The podcast focuses on simplifying ADR in a bid to attract more and more users to settle their disputes or conflicts with these alternatives, which includes-Mediation, Arbitration, Adjudication, Negotiation, Conciliation and Early Neutral Evaluation. In simple terms, ADR is taken to cover alternatives to litigation.

In addition, she is a reviewer in academic journals. She has authored and presented her research work- Dispensation of Justice: Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) as a Case Study and other research such as 'Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: The Facts of Divorce as they stand Today, 'Access to Justice for People with Disability',  'The Workings of International Commercial Arbitration and The Chronicles of the Pre Colonial Method of  Settling Disputes: Nigeria as a Case Study' at national and international conferences.

Chinwe was shortlisted under the category for publication of the year -2020 by the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) and has achieved the Silver status of the Resolution Institute Member Connect in 2021 for her many valuable contributions. She also serves as a mentor at the Resolution Institute.

She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) UK. She was a Mentor at the Beyond Barriers Student mentoring programs at Kingston University London.

Chinwe is also an Associate Facilitator of the Values and Sustainability Research Group and Course Representative for PGR Business and Law -University of Brighton. She is a member of the Research and Enterprise Group (REG) –Law, Society and Justice (LawSoJust) University of Brighton (UoB).

Chinwe is skilled in the Traditional African Method of Settling Dispute (TAMSD), Multi-Door Courthouse, Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Family Mediation, Hybrid Processes, Business Law, Contract Law, Tort, Commercial Law, Religion, Conflict and Peace, Stoic and Tao Philosophy.

Please click on the links below for more information on my research interest and publications:

http://Listen to Expert Views On ADR (EVA) by Chinwe Stella Umegbolu on Audible.


University of Brighton
Brighton, United Kingdom
PhD in Law, 2021
Alternative Dispute Resolution
2018 To 2021
Dissertation: Dispensation of Justice: Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) as a Case Study.
Advisor: Dr Adaeze Okoye | Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth

Kingston University London
London, United Kingdom
LLM, 2014
Dispute Resolution (Merit)
2013 To 2014
Dissertation: To What Extent is Arbitration a Cheaper and more Efficient Process of Dispute Resolution – in Comparison to Litigation?
Advisor: Dr Dorothy Kwagala-Igaga

Nigerian Law School
Abuja, Nigeria
B.L, 2012
Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Nigeria
2011 To 2012

Professional Associations

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)- Member
2021 - Present

Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN): Member -Publication Committee
2020 - Present

Research Group Law Enterprise -University of Brighton (UoB)
2020 - Present

Associate facilitator of the Values and Sustainability Research Group (UoB)
2019 - Present

Docconnect BBS (UoB)
2019 - Present

Higher Education Academy UK - Associate Fellow
2019 - Present

Post Graduate Course Representative- Business and Law UoB
2019 - Present

Socio-Legal Studies Association-Member
2019 - Present

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)-Member
2014 - Present

Achievements, Honors and Awards

Publication of the Year-Shortlisted
African Arbitration Association Awards (AfAA)