She has been a member of the Body of Benchers since 1999 and was elevated to Life Bencher in March 2007. She was also nominated and voted as the Most Outstanding Female Legal Practitioner of the Year 2007 by Financial Standard Newspaper and Women Entrepreneurs African Network
As a litigator, she represents clients regularly before the Nigerian courts at all levels, and has provided expert opinions and appeared as an expert witness on Nigerian law issues before the courts of England, United States and Turkey.
In the field of arbitration, she represents both local and international parties as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings within Nigeria and abroad and has acted in numerous disputes as either - party appointed Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Presiding Arbitrator.
Funke was recently appointed as a Vice-President of the LCIA African Users' Council. She is a member of the Nigeria's ICC National Committee; and is listed on the ICDR Energy Arbitrators List, the panel of neutrals of the Lagos Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Nigerian Communications Commission. She lectures regularly on arbitration law and procedure and has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as a Tutor at the Associate to Fellowship Course level.
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