Jonathan Akinsanya > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

9BR Chambers
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn


Jonathan is a defence specialist who is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Nigeria – making him suited to criminal matters with an international dimension, including cases of corruption or fraud.

In England and Wales, Jonathan has experience defending a wide range of criminal matters – from fraud, corruption and money laundering to murder and common assaults. His second qualification in Nigeria makes him suitable for joining large fraud or corruption cases with an international angle – involving, for example, asset recovery or restraint of assets.

He works well as part of a larger team, takes a meticulous approach and has strong research skills. Before coming to the bar, Jonathan worked as a psychiatric nurse – experience which has given him insight in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants, or those with mental health problems.

He is a partner in Charles Anthony LLP, a Nigerian firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England & Wales. He divides his time between Nigeria and London.


Called 1993

Bar Standards Board qualifications committee (appointed 2012)

South Eastern Circuit representative on CBA committee, 2004–08

South Eastern Circuit committee, 2001–05

Junior, South Eastern Circuit, 2002

Registered Pupil Supervisor


Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

British Nigerian Law Forum

Nigerian Bar Association


LLB (Hons), South Bank University