Temitayo Dasaolu enjoys a mixed practice, receiving instructions in all areas of criminal, family, civil and prison law.

Tayo was offered Tenancy at St Pauls Chambers after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of James Bourne-Arton, a senior criminal and civil practitioner.


Tayo regularly appears and conducts trials in the Crown Court. She prosecutes and defends drugs conspiracies, high value theft cases, high value drugs cases, driving offences, dishonesty offences and violent offences. She was instructed as disclosure counsel by the Serious Fraud Office in 2021 and is trusted as led junior by the Crown Prosecution Service. Tayo was placed to the Crown Prosecution Service specialist fraud panel in December 2022.

Tayo receives instructions in all areas of private and public law children proceedings. She is experienced in complex family disputes, contact cases, domestic violence cases and cases involving non-accidental injuries to a child. She regularly appears in fact-finding hearings and other contested hearings. She is particularly mindful to the sensitive nature of disputes in this area and approaches each case with client care at the forefront of her mind. Tayo gives firm advice on prospects of success and manages clients’ expectations effectively. She is trusted as led junior in highly complex family proceedings. As led Junior in a recent case, she represented a teenager with significant vulnerabilities facing allegations of sexualised acts against two of his younger siblings, whilst suffering physical, emotional and sexual harm at the hands of his parents.

Tayo represents offenders at Parole Board Hearings. Her clients include those who are serving indeterminate sentences for serious violent and sexual offences. She appears at review hearings and is experienced in challenging parole board decisions through judicial review.

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Significant Cases Include


Led Junior in highly complex family proceedings involving Deprivation of Liberty orders.

R v A & Others

Prosecution junior in football related violent disorder involving over 20 defendants.

The Queen on the Application of JB v Parole Board for England & Wales

Successfully challenged a Parole Board decision in the High Court using the Judicial review mechanism.

R v W

Secured a suspended sentence for a client convicted of 2 counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

R v N (A Youth)

Upon being instructed to represent her client at sentence in a county lines drugs case, Tayo reviewed the evidence and successfully applied to vacate her client’s guilty pleas. She pursued the modern slavery defence which led to Not Guilty verdicts.

Re TG (A Child)

Successfully secured a Special Guardianship Order following a 5-day contested hearing.

R v U

Tayo Secured an acquittal following trial of a client charged with Exposure.

Re TA (A child)

Case involving expert evidence and non-accidental injury to a child.

R v M, R v D, & R v S-M

Successfully secured contingent destruction orders for clients convicted of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and/or causing injury.


  • Grade 2 General Crime
  • Specialist Fraud Panel – Level 2


  • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent), BPP Law School – Leeds (2018)
  • LLB Law with professional placement (2:1), Brunel University London (2016)


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

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Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

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St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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