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SOIBI HEPHZIBAH GODWIN-CLARK (NEE: ALBERT .K. HORSFALL.)
I am the second of seven siblings born to Chief Albert .K. Horsfall & Princess Henrietta Albert .K. Horsfall. I attended Corona Day Nursery Ikoyi & Corona School Ikoyi, Lagos and Queens College Yaba, Lagos where I completed my secondary education.
I attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Civil law year I 1990-1991), The University of Lagos (Faculty of Law, 1992) and then The University of Buckingham, United Kingdom where I completed my law degree with honours. I then became a student member of ‘The Honourable society of Grays Inn’ one of the foremost Inns of Court in the United Kingdom (entrusted with the responsibility of the practical training of student Barristers) and completed the academic part of my training for call to the English Bar at B.P.P College, London.
I undertook a Masters degree in Law, with a focus on International Business Law specializing in the fields of Competition Law, International Taxation, International Trade and Marine Insurance Law at Kings College, London and commenced my professional studies at the ‘Bar/Bri International College, London where I successfully completed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examinations, to practice as Counsel the U.S.A in the division of New-York.
I then joined the prestigious International Law firm of ‘3 Verulam Buildings’, U.K. where I served as a pupil attached to Ali Malik Q.C and was thereafter tutored in the rudiments of Court Practice, by Justice Steven Silber of the Royal Courts Of Justice, London under whom I attended a Court Pupilage.
After my post-graduate degree, I lectured A’ Level and undergraduate law part time before returning to Nigeria in 1999.
I was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000 and have since served in various capacities as In-House Counsel, General Counsel, Head of Solicitors Department, Assistant Contract Manager, Senior Investment Analyst, Head Legal/Corporate Services and AG. Corporate Counsel and Group-Head Corporate Services in several organizations including the prestigious law firms of Strachan Partners and Abraham & CO., Saipem Nigeria Ltd. and First Funds Ltd (The venture capital subsidiary of First Bank Nigeria, Plc.) and First Guarantee Pensions Limited.
I am a member of ‘The Honourable Society of Grays Inn’, and also a member of the Institute of Advanced Legal studies, U.K. and the Bar Association for Finance, Commerce and Industry, U.K.
I am currently a consulting partner on International Trade and related Matters to ‘The Solicitors’ an International law firm based in Lagos.
As a dedicated Christian, I am a member of ‘The Redeemed Christian Church Of GOD’ City of David parish and I was a member of The House on the Rock’ where I served principally as a prayer captain in ‘Aarons Army’ the intercessory department of and the church.
I am told by my close friends and associates by whom I’m referred to as ‘Soi’ that my dominant characteristics are my seemingly ever present smile, friendly disposition and penchant for hospitality. I speak Kalabari, Hausa and French. My interests vary from Intelligence & Politics to Painting, Music, Reading, Traveling and Hosting.
I am married to Godwin Ufoma Clark, who is an Investment Consultant and blessed with a son and three beautiful daughters; Judah-Obaro, Grace, Asriel-Ibiaye and O’Tegha. I have six siblings amongst whom are Accountants, Lawyers and Economists.
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