Hairat Balogun is the founder and senior partner at Libra Law. She has a distinguished legal career spanning well over 30 years in various practice areas.
Called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1963, Hairat was appointed the first female Attorney General of Lagos State, the first female General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association and first female Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Nigeria.
Hairat is a life Bencher of the Body of Benchers, a former National Executive Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), an Assessor, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Disciplinary Tribunal and Investigating Panel and was a Member of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission. She was also a Member of the Governing Council of Lagos State University, and she has been a Member of the Council of the Section on General Practice of the International Bar Association (IBA).
She has an impressive ability to adapt to societal and legal changes both nationally and internationally; and over the years her work has been recognised internationally.
A holder of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, (a national honour), Hairat is also member and life member of various associations and has authored two books.