Abimbola Johnson

Abimbola Johnson


Abimbola Johnson is a criminal defence and professional regulatory barrister based in London.

Abimbola Johnson is also a legal commentator and writer. She has been featured in The Guardian, Elle magazine, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 News, The Metro, and Sky News. Her writing appears on the reading list for the LSE’s LLB (Hons) course. Abimbola delivers an annual lecture on Hate Crime and Discrimination as part of the University of Oxford’s Advanced Criminal Law module for their undergraduate law course.

Abimbola sits on a number of boards and advisory panels. She chairs an Independent Scrutiny & Oversight Board tasked with scrutinising a race action plan devised by the 43 police forces across England and Wales which aims at eradicating racism from policing. Abimbola is a legal trustee for The Advocacy Academy; an editorial board member of the Criminal Law Review; a management committee member of the Black Barristers’ Network, and a member of the advisory board for The Howard League’s project Making Sure Black Lives Matter in the Courtroom.

Abimbola graduated from the St Peter’s College, University of Oxford with a degree in Law (Jurisprudence) in 2009.