Eyimofe Atake , a star in the  legal firmament@60


Come Tuesday, February 20, Dr. Eyimofe Atake, SAN, will turn 60 in a blaze of glory.

How would someone begin to write the story of  the legal luminary,  who began to display his intelligence and leadership quality right from childhood? He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria after 12 years of being called to the Bar at the age of 41. The equivalent of an English Queen’s Counsel.
Little wonder, many look forward to celebrating his birthday and have promised to honour him with their presence at the bash.

Although a source revealed that despite his astounding success in life, the Senior advocate has proved that he is not one to make noise about birthday celebrations.
Today, he is a shining star in the nation’s legal firmament. He is not a pushover when it comes to legal matters. He is a brilliant mind and even a delight in courtrooms.

Undoubtedly, he sits atop one of the biggest law chambers in Nigeria. Besides, he is one of the few businessmen in Nigeria who can rub shoulders with top businessmen around the globe.
Many years after he floated his business, he resolved to pursue his dream on a global stage. Though it looked an impossible task at the time, he has succeeded in engraving his name on the hearts of his compatriots.

He attended Copford College, Colchester, Essex. where he was a school prefect, house captain, athletics captain, table tennis captain, and played football and rugby for the school.
He was at the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London); and Darwin College, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a doctoral degree in Law.