Tolu Kolawole

Contact Details

Tolu Kolawole

Assistant: Tara Amell

Tolu’s keen interest in upholding the ideals of social justice, equity, capacity building and economic empowerment for Indigenous Peoples are the driving forces behind her work as a lawyer at Woodward and Company, where her practice spans Aboriginal rights and title litigation, corporate and commercial law.

Prior to joining the firm, Tolu obtained her law degree and an L.LM in energy law with distinction from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She is currently pursuing a second L.LM at the University of Victoria.

Since joining the firm in 2020, initially as a legal assistant, she has completed the licensure process and was called to the BC Bar in 2022.

Outside of work, Tolu enjoys watching documentaries and spending time with her family.

Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of BC (2022)
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (2014)

Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal Title
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Employment and Human Rights
  • Land Interests
  • Support Nations in Self-Governance

Selected Cases, Presentations & Publications

Prince Bolaji Ajibola S.A.N Prize in Labour Law, 2013

Best graduating L.L.M (Energy Law) student – Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, 2017

Clement O.O Kolawole and Tolu Kolawole (2014), Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies, Undergraduate Student Union Leaders, and Conflict Management in selected Tertiary Institutions in Ibadan. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa, Beyond Right or Wrong ISBN: 9780739192597 Lexington Books, USA.

Board Member, Restorative Justice Victoria