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Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku

Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku
Divisional Lead/Professor - Law


Abimbola Olowofoyeku joined Brunel University London as Professor of Law in July 2000. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

He has held the following positions: Assistant Legal Adviser, Federal Inland Revenue Department, Lagos (1982-83); Barrister and Solicitor, Chief B Olowofoyeku & Co., Lagos (1983-1984); Lecturer, Liverpool Polytechnic (1987-88); Lecturer, Keele University (1988-95); Visiting Fellow, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University (March - August 1995); Senior Lecturer, Keele University (1995-1999); Reader, Keele University (1999-2000); Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law, Australian National University (July 1999 - January 2000; December 2000 - January 2001); Head of Department, Brunel University Law Department (2002-04); Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2004); Head of the School of Social Sciences and Law (2004-06); Head of Brunel Law School (2006-09; 2013-2014).


LL.B. (Hons), (Lagos); LL.M. (LSE); Ph.D. (UCL); ACTI; Barrister (Nigeria)


Prof Olowofoyeku is the current Head of the Division of Public and International Law.

Newest selected publications

Olowofoyeku, AA. (2018) 'When courts get it wrong: judicial errors and common law underenforcement'. The Law Quarterly Review. pp. 450 - 477. ISSN: 0023-933X Open Access Link

Journal article

Olowofoyeku, AA. (Accepted) 'R v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, ex parte World Development Movement: Financial Prudence, Interfering Busybodies', in Snape, J. and de Cogan, D. (eds.) Landmark Cases in Revenue Law. Hart.

Book chapter

Olowofoyeku, AA. (2016) 'Bias in Collegiate Courts'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 65 (4). pp. 895 - 926. ISSN: 1471-6895 Open Access Link

Journal article

Olowofoyeku, AA. (2016) 'Inappropriate Recusals'. The Law Quarterly Review, 132. pp. 318 - 337. ISSN: 0023-933X Open Access Link

Journal article

Olowofoyeku, AA. (2013) 'The taxation of income'. Cambridge Academic Press.

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