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Ifeanyi Odogwu

"Ifeanyi has the complete package as he has the ability to be aggressive but also charming - a great advocate."

"He is collaborative and strong, guarantees great results, and is a pleasure to work with."

"He is both litigator and mediator; he's skilled and sensitive when working in groups."

Chambers & Partners 2024
Called: 2011

Ifeanyi has a broad practice in all aspects of sports, human rights and public law across the fields of commercial disputes, civil litigation, judicial review, and arbitration.

He is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading junior in four areas: sport, human rights and administrative law, police law, and inquests and inquiries. He has been described in the 2024 directories as “ahead of his time, being young, dynamic, supremely bright and personable”.

He is recommended by Chambers & Partners as a leading junior in three areas: sport, police law, and inquests and inquiries, where he is described as “the complete package”.

Ifeanyi was recently nominated for Sports Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

Ifeanyi won the Lawyer of the Year award at the British Nigeria Law Forum 2019. He has been shortlisted at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019 in the ‘Future Leaders’ award category. He was also shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

Ifeanyi is ranked as one of the leading junior barristers in sports law in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He was recently nominated for Sports Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

He acts for players, agents, clubs, and sports governing bodies across the range of commercial matters, disputes, misconduct hearings, litigation and arbitration. Ifeanyi has significant experience in the football industry in particular and has worked on a variety of high profile transfers, commercial endorsement deals and disputes.

Ifeanyi is regularly appointed to sports arbitrary panels as Chair or legal panel member. In 2023, he was appointed to the Premier League Judicial Panel, as one of its youngest members. He has been appointed by the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediator, the Football Association (FA) Judicial Panel, The FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel, the EFL ‘Player Related Dispute Commission’, and Basketball England.

Ifeanyi has experience conducting independent reviews and investigations in sport. He Chaired the first ever review by England Hockey into handling of allegations of discrimination.

Ifeanyi also has experience and is well placed to act at the intersection of sport and associated areas such as reputation management, media, data protection, or criminal investigation.

Ifeanyi is a regular speaker at sports law conferences. He has recently been a speaker at the LawInSport’s Football Law 2023 conference.

His recent work includes:

  • Acted for Premier League footballer Wilfried Zaha in his transfer from Crystal Palace FC to Galatasaray FC.
  • Instructed by leading Premier League Club in before Professional Football Compensation Committee.
  • Advised Premier League footballer Michael Olise in contract renewal with Crystal Palace FC.
  • Represented Premier League footballer in contractual dispute against one of the world’s largest football agencies.
  • Instructed by high-profile agent of Premier League player in Football Association disciplinary hearing.
  • Acted for Agent in Rule K Arbitration commercial dispute with club.
  • Instructed by Eniola Aluko (led by Sara Mansoori KC) in defamation and data protection claim against Joey Barton in relation to his post on ‘X’ (Formerly Twitter).
  • Instructed by RFU in misconduct proceedings. Charge found proved.

Ifeanyi is recognised in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading junior barristers in inquests and public inquiries.

He is an expert in deaths in custody which engage Article 2 of the ECHR and jury inquests. He has gained a reputation for achieving some of the most critical and devastating conclusions for bereaved families in inquests, and in particular has unrivaled experience at the junior bar in the most high profile cases involving black deaths in custody or in controversial circumstances. He is an active member of the INQUEST Lawyers Steering Group.

Notable recent cases include:

  • Chris Kaba Inquest, currently representing the family an unarmed black man who was shot dead by armed police officers. The inquest is set to be one of the most high profile and controversial cases of the coming years, following the unprecedented murder charge against the Metropolitan Police firearms officer in 2023 (Led by Matthew Ruder KC).
  • Deji Omishore, currently representing the family of a mentally ill black man tasered by police on Chelsea Bridge and who then jumped to his death in the Thames. The case raises profound issues about the way police respond to mentally ill black men – and the assumptions they make – and has attracted significant press and Mayoral attention. (Led by Nick Armstrong KC).
  • The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, represented more than 300 of the bereaved and surviving residents (Led by Danny Friedman KC).
  • The UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, currently representing a consortium of 50,000 ethnic minority healthcare workers in relation to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry.
  • Rebecca Ikumelo Inquest (The O2 Academy Brixton crush): acting for the family of a woman killed in a crush at the O2 Academy Brixton at concert by Afro-beats singer Asake.
  • Kevin Clarke Inquest, acted for the family of a black man restrained by the police, whilst saying “I can’t breathe”, which was the focus of a panorama documentary due to the parallels to the killing of George Floyd in the US which sparked global protests in 2020.Ccritical jury findings of unlawful force. (Led by Leslie Thomas KC).

Ifeanyi is ranked by the Legal 500 in Tier 1 as a leading junior barrister in claimant police law work.

Ifeanyi regularly acts for claimants in civil actions against the police and other public authorities, including personal injury and fatal accident claims, data privacy, human rights, and discrimination. Ifeanyi has appeared for claimants in cases tried by judge alone, and in civil jury trials as well as frequently negotiating and advising on settlement.

Ifeanyi has obtained substantial damages and settlements for bereaved families representing claimants in civil claims arising from inquests.

Recent work includes:

  • Child Q v Metropolitan Police: controversial strip searching of black schoolgirl in Hackney. The teenager was strip-searched by Met officers in 2020 after she was wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis at her east London school.
  • Child T v Metropolitan Police: obtained settlement damages against the police in an unlawful searching of a disabled young schoolboy in Hackney. The teenager was strip-searched by Met officers after he was unlawfully stopped and searched, and arrested.
  • Currently acting for high profile celebrity musician in a sensitive police action regarding unlawful arrest, data protection, and failures to investigate with crossover criminal investigations. (Led by Matthew Ryder KC).
  • Represented a black woman who was assaulted and detained by Metropolitan Police officers in her own home, whilst experiencing a mental health crisis. She brought claims for false imprisonment, assault, and discrimination. Secured a settlement of £50,000 in damages to the claimant, legal costs, and non-pecuniary damages in the form of a letter correcting the claimant’s hospital records.
  • Acted for bereaved family against Devon and Cornwall Police in a complex Fatal Accidents Act 1976 claim following a restraint death in custody, securing a £450,000 settlement.
  • Secured a £175,000 settlement against Wirral Borough Council in a claim under Human Rights Act 1998.

Ifeanyi’s public law practice focuses on the intersection of human rights, discrimination, and the criminal justice system. He has particular expertise in judicial review challenges arising from inquests, bringing a number of successful challenges against Coroner decisions. He also has experience challenging The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) decisions.

Notable cases include:

  • Chief Constable West Yorkshire Police v Dyer & Assistant Coroner for West Yorkshire & others [2020] EWCA Civ 1375: Ifeanyi acted as second junior legal challenge of a high profile and controversial death of a black man restrained by the police. The family challenged the police officers’ application for anonymity and screening during the inquest.
  • Successful challenge against Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (2022): Ifeanyi acted for a black man who challenged the registration of a vehicle license plate which clearly depicted a highly racially offensive word.
  • Lauren Hughes v HM Senior Coroner for Sefton Knowsley & St Helen (Death of Ashlie Hughes) (2021): secured a quashing and an order for a fresh inquest following an Attorney General’s fiat and order under s. 13 of the Coroners Act 1988.
  • R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin): Ifeanyi successfully acted for the claimant as sole counsel in a police restraint death challenge which is now a leading authority on the use of statistics on causation by expert evidence.
  • R (Hamilton-Jackson) v Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway [2016] EWHC 1796 (Admin). Successfully challenged and quashed Inquest conclusion into death in custody of black man, after unlawful comments by the coroner in summing up.

Prior to coming to the Bar, he volunteered at Reprieve, the Free Representation Unit, and interned at the Public Defender’s Office in North Carolina. He provided ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops to community groups and schools. He was a mentor for young people at the Amos Bursary and has also worked with Dianne Abbott MP’s London Schools and the Black Child (‘LSBC’) initiative where he was a speaker at the 10 year anniversary conference.

In 2023, Ifeanyi was appointed to the board as a non-executive director of the Good Law Project.

Ifeanyi works closely with the INQUEST Lawyer Group (ILG) and is on the Steering Group (ILGSG).

He was previously a member of the StopWatch Legal Group and is involved in the Policy and Lawyers Network for UNJUST, which has a focus on racial disparities in policing.

LLB, First Class (Kingston)

Law with American Law (University of North Carolina Charlotte)

Lord Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple

Ifeanyi is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Ifeanyi needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Ifeanyi’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"Ifeanyi is brilliantly tactical and perceptive. He has the ability to captivate a jury and he often has the court in the palm of his hand."

Legal 500, 2024, Inquests and Inquiries

"Ifeanyi has the complete package as he has the ability to be aggressive but also charming - a great advocate." "He is collaborative and strong, guarantees great results, and is a pleasure to work with." "He is both litigator and mediator; he's skilled and sensitive when working in groups."

Chambers & Partners, 2024, Inquests and Inquiries

"He is very bright and excellent with clients."

Legal 500, 2024, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"Ife is a total joy to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable on police restraint deaths. Ife is passionate and engaged as well as being an extremely skilled and fierce advocate for bereaved families in inquest proceedings. He is always willing to go toe to toe with the establishment. Families can trust that he will do everything to ensure that they feel they have been heard in proceedings." "Ife is collaborative, strong, fearless, hard-working and a pleasure to work with. He guarantees great results."

Chambers & Partners, 2024, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"He is ahead of his time, being young, dynamic, supremely bright and personable."

Legal 500, 2024, Sport

"In actions against the police, Ifeanyi is extremely impressive and so cooperative. He is such a good team player and overall a very good advocate." "Strikingly good."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"He has a good understanding of Article 2 and is able to push quite hard without losing the tribunal."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Inquests & Public Inquiries

"An extremely personable and well-rounded barrister, who shows brilliant skills in mediation and dispute resolution."

Legal 500, 2023, Sport

"Fantastic with clients - an excellent barrister."

Legal 500, 2023, Administrative & Human Rights

"He has established himself as a leading authority in football disciplinary matters." "He is very calm and polished."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Sport

"He is a calm and smooth barrister in court and makes his points fairly and robustly." "He's extremely able, sharp and very collegiate."

Chambers & Partners, 2022, Inquests & Public Inquiries

"Excellent advocacy, knows his law, good with clients and they like him too. My clients are with a safe pair of hands when I instruct him."

Legal 500, 2022, Inquests and Inquiries

"His superb interpersonal skills are ideal for dealing with hotly contested cases, encouraging a logical and well-reasoned approach by all."

Legal 500, 2022, Sport

"Ifeanyi has a real teamwork approach. He is excellent on his feet and has the ability to bring the strands of a case together. He builds excellent rapport with clients."

Legal 500 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"He is a really measured and intelligent advocate for families of the deceased. He is forensic rather than agenda-driven, which is highly effective." "He does a lot of different work and some very, very heavy-hitting cases."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

“He has an impressive track record of appearances in Article 2 jury inquests, and has also brought several judicial review challenges to coroners' decisions.”

Chambers & Partners 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"Particularly notable for his frequent appointments as chair of the FA's Regulatory Commission in widely reported disciplinary proceedings."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Sport

"Ifeanyi has a real teamwork approach. He is excellent on his feet and has the ability to bring the strands of a case together. He builds excellent rapport with clients."

Legal 500 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"Extremely user-friendly and knowledgeable, in whatever capacity you encounter him. A refreshingly modern practitioner, who is the face of the Bar it aspires to be."

Legal 500 2021, Sport

"He's a deadly cross-examiner: a smiling assassin. He does it by being charming and making what he's saying seem like effortless common sense. He's great at cross-examining difficult witnesses and carries a lot of authority in court. He always has an excellent client manner: he involves clients in strategy and makes sure they understand what's going on."

Chambers & Partners 2020

"He is very prominent and respected, sitting regularly on the most high-profile misconduct cases for the FA."

Legal 500 2020

“He is sensible, asks intelligent questions, and always gives a fair hearing.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“A real up-and comer who has progressed speedily to become a well-known practitioner; has acted on some of the FA’s highest profile cases.”

Legal 500 2020

“He possesses gravitas and intellect, which are of tremendous benefit to all his clients."

Legal 500 2018
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Called: 2011

"Ifeanyi has the complete package as he has the ability to be aggressive but also charming - a great advocate." "He is collaborative and strong, guarantees great results, and is a pleasure to work with." "He is both litigator and mediator; he's skilled and sensitive when working in groups."

Chambers & Partners 2024

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Public Law
  • Sports Law
  • Police, Inquests and Prison
  • Commercial Public Law
  • Equality and Discrimination Law
  • Public Law: Information, Data and Privacy

Ifeanyi Odogwu

Contact Ifeanyi: IfeanyiOdogwu@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact Ifeanyi's Practice Team (Team X): TeamX@matrixlaw.co.uk


Ifeanyi has a broad practice in all aspects of sports, human rights and public law across the fields of commercial disputes, civil litigation, judicial review, and arbitration.

He is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading junior in four areas: sport, human rights and administrative law, police law, and inquests and inquiries. He has been described in the 2024 directories as “ahead of his time, being young, dynamic, supremely bright and personable”.

He is recommended by Chambers & Partners as a leading junior in three areas: sport, police law, and inquests and inquiries, where he is described as “the complete package”.

Ifeanyi was recently nominated for Sports Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

Ifeanyi won the Lawyer of the Year award at the British Nigeria Law Forum 2019. He has been shortlisted at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019 in the ‘Future Leaders’ award category. He was also shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

Sports Law

Ifeanyi is ranked as one of the leading junior barristers in sports law in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He was recently nominated for Sports Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

He acts for players, agents, clubs, and sports governing bodies across the range of commercial matters, disputes, misconduct hearings, litigation and arbitration. Ifeanyi has significant experience in the football industry in particular and has worked on a variety of high profile transfers, commercial endorsement deals and disputes.

Ifeanyi is regularly appointed to sports arbitrary panels as Chair or legal panel member. In 2023, he was appointed to the Premier League Judicial Panel, as one of its youngest members. He has been appointed by the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediator, the Football Association (FA) Judicial Panel, The FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel, the EFL ‘Player Related Dispute Commission’, and Basketball England.

Ifeanyi has experience conducting independent reviews and investigations in sport. He Chaired the first ever review by England Hockey into handling of allegations of discrimination.

Ifeanyi also has experience and is well placed to act at the intersection of sport and associated areas such as reputation management, media, data protection, or criminal investigation.

Ifeanyi is a regular speaker at sports law conferences. He has recently been a speaker at the LawInSport’s Football Law 2023 conference.

His recent work includes:

  • Acted for Premier League footballer Wilfried Zaha in his transfer from Crystal Palace FC to Galatasaray FC.
  • Instructed by leading Premier League Club in before Professional Football Compensation Committee.
  • Advised Premier League footballer Michael Olise in contract renewal with Crystal Palace FC.
  • Represented Premier League footballer in contractual dispute against one of the world’s largest football agencies.
  • Instructed by high-profile agent of Premier League player in Football Association disciplinary hearing.
  • Acted for Agent in Rule K Arbitration commercial dispute with club.
  • Instructed by Eniola Aluko (led by Sara Mansoori KC) in defamation and data protection claim against Joey Barton in relation to his post on ‘X’ (Formerly Twitter).
  • Instructed by RFU in misconduct proceedings. Charge found proved.

Inquests and Inquiries

Ifeanyi is recognised in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading junior barristers in inquests and public inquiries.

He is an expert in deaths in custody which engage Article 2 of the ECHR and jury inquests. He has gained a reputation for achieving some of the most critical and devastating conclusions for bereaved families in inquests, and in particular has unrivaled experience at the junior bar in the most high profile cases involving black deaths in custody or in controversial circumstances. He is an active member of the INQUEST Lawyers Steering Group.

Notable recent cases include:

  • Chris Kaba Inquest, currently representing the family an unarmed black man who was shot dead by armed police officers. The inquest is set to be one of the most high profile and controversial cases of the coming years, following the unprecedented murder charge against the Metropolitan Police firearms officer in 2023 (Led by Matthew Ruder KC).
  • Deji Omishore, currently representing the family of a mentally ill black man tasered by police on Chelsea Bridge and who then jumped to his death in the Thames. The case raises profound issues about the way police respond to mentally ill black men – and the assumptions they make – and has attracted significant press and Mayoral attention. (Led by Nick Armstrong KC).
  • The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, represented more than 300 of the bereaved and surviving residents (Led by Danny Friedman KC).
  • The UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, currently representing a consortium of 50,000 ethnic minority healthcare workers in relation to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry.
  • Rebecca Ikumelo Inquest (The O2 Academy Brixton crush): acting for the family of a woman killed in a crush at the O2 Academy Brixton at concert by Afro-beats singer Asake.
  • Kevin Clarke Inquest, acted for the family of a black man restrained by the police, whilst saying “I can’t breathe”, which was the focus of a panorama documentary due to the parallels to the killing of George Floyd in the US which sparked global protests in 2020.Ccritical jury findings of unlawful force. (Led by Leslie Thomas KC).

Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities

Ifeanyi is ranked by the Legal 500 in Tier 1 as a leading junior barrister in claimant police law work.

Ifeanyi regularly acts for claimants in civil actions against the police and other public authorities, including personal injury and fatal accident claims, data privacy, human rights, and discrimination. Ifeanyi has appeared for claimants in cases tried by judge alone, and in civil jury trials as well as frequently negotiating and advising on settlement.

Ifeanyi has obtained substantial damages and settlements for bereaved families representing claimants in civil claims arising from inquests.

Recent work includes:

  • Child Q v Metropolitan Police: controversial strip searching of black schoolgirl in Hackney. The teenager was strip-searched by Met officers in 2020 after she was wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis at her east London school.
  • Child T v Metropolitan Police: obtained settlement damages against the police in an unlawful searching of a disabled young schoolboy in Hackney. The teenager was strip-searched by Met officers after he was unlawfully stopped and searched, and arrested.
  • Currently acting for high profile celebrity musician in a sensitive police action regarding unlawful arrest, data protection, and failures to investigate with crossover criminal investigations. (Led by Matthew Ryder KC).
  • Represented a black woman who was assaulted and detained by Metropolitan Police officers in her own home, whilst experiencing a mental health crisis. She brought claims for false imprisonment, assault, and discrimination. Secured a settlement of £50,000 in damages to the claimant, legal costs, and non-pecuniary damages in the form of a letter correcting the claimant’s hospital records.
  • Acted for bereaved family against Devon and Cornwall Police in a complex Fatal Accidents Act 1976 claim following a restraint death in custody, securing a £450,000 settlement.
  • Secured a £175,000 settlement against Wirral Borough Council in a claim under Human Rights Act 1998.

Administrative and Public Law

Ifeanyi’s public law practice focuses on the intersection of human rights, discrimination, and the criminal justice system. He has particular expertise in judicial review challenges arising from inquests, bringing a number of successful challenges against Coroner decisions. He also has experience challenging The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) decisions.

Notable cases include:

  • Chief Constable West Yorkshire Police v Dyer & Assistant Coroner for West Yorkshire & others [2020] EWCA Civ 1375: Ifeanyi acted as second junior legal challenge of a high profile and controversial death of a black man restrained by the police. The family challenged the police officers’ application for anonymity and screening during the inquest.
  • Successful challenge against Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (2022): Ifeanyi acted for a black man who challenged the registration of a vehicle license plate which clearly depicted a highly racially offensive word.
  • Lauren Hughes v HM Senior Coroner for Sefton Knowsley & St Helen (Death of Ashlie Hughes) (2021): secured a quashing and an order for a fresh inquest following an Attorney General’s fiat and order under s. 13 of the Coroners Act 1988.
  • R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin): Ifeanyi successfully acted for the claimant as sole counsel in a police restraint death challenge which is now a leading authority on the use of statistics on causation by expert evidence.
  • R (Hamilton-Jackson) v Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway [2016] EWHC 1796 (Admin). Successfully challenged and quashed Inquest conclusion into death in custody of black man, after unlawful comments by the coroner in summing up.

Background and associated work

Prior to coming to the Bar, he volunteered at Reprieve, the Free Representation Unit, and interned at the Public Defender’s Office in North Carolina. He provided ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops to community groups and schools. He was a mentor for young people at the Amos Bursary and has also worked with Dianne Abbott MP’s London Schools and the Black Child (‘LSBC’) initiative where he was a speaker at the 10 year anniversary conference.

In 2023, Ifeanyi was appointed to the board as a non-executive director of the Good Law Project.

Ifeanyi works closely with the INQUEST Lawyer Group (ILG) and is on the Steering Group (ILGSG).

He was previously a member of the StopWatch Legal Group and is involved in the Policy and Lawyers Network for UNJUST, which has a focus on racial disparities in policing.

Education

LLB, First Class (Kingston)

Law with American Law (University of North Carolina Charlotte)

Lord Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple


Ifeanyi's Privacy Notice

Ifeanyi is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Ifeanyi needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Ifeanyi’s privacy notice in full, please see here.


DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"Ifeanyi is brilliantly tactical and perceptive. He has the ability to captivate a jury and he often has the court in the palm of his hand."

Legal 500, 2024, Inquests and Inquiries

"Ifeanyi has the complete package as he has the ability to be aggressive but also charming - a great advocate." "He is collaborative and strong, guarantees great results, and is a pleasure to work with." "He is both litigator and mediator; he's skilled and sensitive when working in groups."

Chambers & Partners, 2024, Inquests and Inquiries

"He is very bright and excellent with clients."

Legal 500, 2024, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"Ife is a total joy to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable on police restraint deaths. Ife is passionate and engaged as well as being an extremely skilled and fierce advocate for bereaved families in inquest proceedings. He is always willing to go toe to toe with the establishment. Families can trust that he will do everything to ensure that they feel they have been heard in proceedings." "Ife is collaborative, strong, fearless, hard-working and a pleasure to work with. He guarantees great results."

Chambers & Partners, 2024, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"He is ahead of his time, being young, dynamic, supremely bright and personable."

Legal 500, 2024, Sport

"In actions against the police, Ifeanyi is extremely impressive and so cooperative. He is such a good team player and overall a very good advocate." "Strikingly good."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Police Law: Mainly Claimant

"He has a good understanding of Article 2 and is able to push quite hard without losing the tribunal."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Inquests & Public Inquiries

"An extremely personable and well-rounded barrister, who shows brilliant skills in mediation and dispute resolution."

Legal 500, 2023, Sport

"Fantastic with clients - an excellent barrister."

Legal 500, 2023, Administrative & Human Rights

"He has established himself as a leading authority in football disciplinary matters." "He is very calm and polished."

Chambers & Partners, 2023, Sport

"He is a calm and smooth barrister in court and makes his points fairly and robustly." "He's extremely able, sharp and very collegiate."

Chambers & Partners, 2022, Inquests & Public Inquiries

"Excellent advocacy, knows his law, good with clients and they like him too. My clients are with a safe pair of hands when I instruct him."

Legal 500, 2022, Inquests and Inquiries

"His superb interpersonal skills are ideal for dealing with hotly contested cases, encouraging a logical and well-reasoned approach by all."

Legal 500, 2022, Sport

"Ifeanyi has a real teamwork approach. He is excellent on his feet and has the ability to bring the strands of a case together. He builds excellent rapport with clients."

Legal 500 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"He is a really measured and intelligent advocate for families of the deceased. He is forensic rather than agenda-driven, which is highly effective." "He does a lot of different work and some very, very heavy-hitting cases."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

“He has an impressive track record of appearances in Article 2 jury inquests, and has also brought several judicial review challenges to coroners' decisions.”

Chambers & Partners 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"Particularly notable for his frequent appointments as chair of the FA's Regulatory Commission in widely reported disciplinary proceedings."

Chambers & Partners 2021, Sport

"Ifeanyi has a real teamwork approach. He is excellent on his feet and has the ability to bring the strands of a case together. He builds excellent rapport with clients."

Legal 500 2021, Inquests and Inquiries

"Extremely user-friendly and knowledgeable, in whatever capacity you encounter him. A refreshingly modern practitioner, who is the face of the Bar it aspires to be."

Legal 500 2021, Sport

"He's a deadly cross-examiner: a smiling assassin. He does it by being charming and making what he's saying seem like effortless common sense. He's great at cross-examining difficult witnesses and carries a lot of authority in court. He always has an excellent client manner: he involves clients in strategy and makes sure they understand what's going on."

Chambers & Partners 2020

"He is very prominent and respected, sitting regularly on the most high-profile misconduct cases for the FA."

Legal 500 2020

“He is sensible, asks intelligent questions, and always gives a fair hearing.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“A real up-and comer who has progressed speedily to become a well-known practitioner; has acted on some of the FA’s highest profile cases.”

Legal 500 2020

“He possesses gravitas and intellect, which are of tremendous benefit to all his clients."

Legal 500 2018