Senior Consultant Solicitor
Jikoa’s legal career began in 1993 at Jim McKenzie Solicitors, a company/commercial legal practice based in Hampstead, North London working with a major client: Mercury Communications, an American mobile phone network company formed to challenge the then monopoly of British Telecom (BT).
Jikoa qualified as a solicitor in 1997 following which he quickly added probate, Will drafting, estate planning, lasting power of attorney and deputyships to his skill set together with commercial and residential conveyancing and commercial agreement drafting/dispute handling. Jikoa’s legal experience has equipped him with litigation skills in insolvency matters, knowledge of civil court process, and the ability to strategize and leverage legal negotiations.
In 2002, Jikoa started his own firm in the Vauxhall area of London. The firm was a stone’s throw from the famous MI5 building on the River Thames. As senior partner of this practice, Jikoa had overall management responsibility for 15 staff and three qualified lawyers. Recognising that the traditional model of a solicitors practice would be impacted by the provisions of the Legal Services Act 2007, and the establishment of Alternative Business Structures (ABS), and keen to lend his skills to new styles of delivering tailored consultancy services to clients and business owners, Jikoa relished the opportunities presented by the approach adopted by Marsans Solicitors & Advocates.
Jikoa enjoys music and cooking.