Mrs. R. A. Braithwaite was born on 14th December, 1931 in Lagos. She attended CMS Girls School Lagos, where she obtained a Senior Cambridge Certificate with exemption from London Matriculation in 1950.
She worked briefly in the Inland Revenue, then proceeded to London where she read Law and was called to the Bar in Middle Temple Inn of Court London in February, 1959.
On returning to Nigeria, she practiced briefly and later became a State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice and was seconded to Lagos State Ministry of Justice as Principal State Counsel in 1968. She retired from service in 1972.
She went into Law Practice in her own Legal firm of Bisi Braithwaite & Co. 47, Marina Lagos, specializing in commercial practice.
She is a director of many companies- T.A. Braithwaite Insurance Brokers & Co Ltd, Investment Holdings Ltd., Metalum Ltd. Amongst other locally and internationally.