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Daniel Cohen

Year of Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s)

Education:

  • Bar Vocational Course (BPP Law – 2007)
  • LLM in Criminal Justice (University of Nottingham – 2009)
  • LLB (University of Leicester – 2006)

Areas of Work:

Daniel specialises in Criminal law.  Daniel’s practise regularly sees him defending in the Crown Court on offences such as attempted murder, rape and serious sexual assaults, GBH (s.18 and s.20) and violent disorder, immigration offences, drugs conspiracies and offences of dishonesty.  In addition to his Crown Court work, Daniel has a breadth of experience in dealing with cases at the Court of Appeal.

Daniel began his career as a Barrister working as in-house Counsel with a well-established East London Solicitors, regularly representing their clients in all Courts.  As a result, he has a unique insight into what is expected of Counsel, by a professional client.

He is a grade 3 CPS Advocate Panel member and has also been appointed to the Specialist Fraud and Serious Organised Crime Panels.

Recent cases:

R v P & Others (Snaresbrook) – represented a 16 year old youth charged with attempted murder, alongside 7 other youth defendants, in relation to 2 separate stabbing incidents.  Led by Queen’s Counsel.  

Rv R & Others (Central Criminal Court) – represented one of 8 defendants, charged with assisting unlawful immigration, during a 6 week trial.  The matter was prosecuted by Queen’s Counsel.  This defendant was one of only two defendants to receive a suspended sentence after trial. 

R v H & Others(Snaresbrook) – Daniel represented one of 7 defendants charged with a conspiracy to supply over a tonne of cannabis resin.  The defendant was arrested during the course of loading blocks of resin into his van, having been followed by undercover surveillance.  His client was unanimously acquitted after a trial lasting more than 4 months.

R v M & Others (Blackfriars) – represented one of 6 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs via a “county line” operating in the Norwich area.  

R v T & Others (Snaresbrook) – represented one of 4 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, following a surveillance operation.  

R v V(Central Criminal Court) – secured the acquittal of the defendant, a city lawyer, charged with possession of indecent images.  The defence at trial focussed on the defendant’s involvement in the “chem-sex” scene and attracted media attention.  Following a 5 day trial, the defendant was unanimously acquitted after approximately 3 hours’ deliberations.

R v P(Snaresbrook) – represented the defendant, charged with rape.  The Crown sought to introduce bad character evidence, including matters for which no prosecution was initially mounted.  Daniel was able to persuade the Prosecution to offer no evidence as a result of material found on the defendant’s phone, following repeated applications for further disclosure.

Rv C & another(Snaresbrook) – secured the acquittal of the defendant, charged with violent disorder, following a fight in a street which resulted in the main complainant suffering significant wounds to his head.

R v L(Snaresbrook) – represented a defendant charged with GBH, following an altercation with his sister.  The defendant was acquitted at trial on the basis of lawful self-defence.  A feature of the defence case relied upon the complainant’s previous mental health issues.

R v C(Snaresbrook) – represented defendant successfully at trial following allegations of child abuse against his autistic son.

R v R(Kingston) – prosecuted a case involving fraudulent manipulation of customer accounts by a Santander employee. The matter was followed by the media for The Acused,a documentary about the trial process.  

 

Mr Daniel Cohen is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and his details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/

Mr Daniel Cohenholds insurance cover for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Mr Daniel Cohen is registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Mr Daniel Cohen provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website  http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/    

 

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News

Daniel Cohen successful in Court of Appeal case
Daniel Cohen successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal against his client's sentence for assault by penetration. The sentence was found to be manifestly excessive and accordingly, was reduced by 18 months.

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Feryal Ertan appointed to FA National Serious Case Panel
Following her recent appointment to the FA Regional Discipline Panel, Feryal Ertan has also successfully been appointed to the FA’s National Serious Case Panel, for the forthcoming 2022-2023 football season.

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Clara Sibanda’s drug supply client spared immediate custody following success at trial of issue
Clara Sibanda, instructed by Reeves & Co, secured a suspended sentence for a defendant convicted of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs, as well as possession of criminal property and an offensive weapon.

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Samuel March secures acquittal of pro-Palestine protestor charged with possessing item with intent to destroy/damage property
Following a contested trial, Samuel March’s client was acquitted of possessing eight bottles of red paint, water balloons and a funnel with intent to destroy/damage property.

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John Clifford secures convictions of three Defendants in a case concerning an Organised Criminal Network [‘OCN’]
John Clifford prosecuted this case, which involved a widespread conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and the seizure of two prohibited firearms, as well as 34 rounds of live ammunition, and over £5k in counterfeit cash.

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