Daniel Cohen

Year of Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s)


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

Areas of Work:

Daniel practices primarily in Criminal law.  He has developed a defence practice, regularly representing defendants at the Crown Court for a range of offences, including rape and serious sexual assaults, all manner of violent offences, offences of dishonesty and drugs matters.  He is a confident and able trial Advocate, whose approachable manner is welcomed by all.  He is also a grade 2 CPS prosecutor.

In addition to his Crown Court work, Daniel has successfully taken up cases at the Court of Appeal.

Daniel began his career as a Barrister working as in-house Counsel with a well-known 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.

Prior to commencing his practice at the Bar, he spent 5 months working on Capital Appeals in the United States during an internship organised via the Amicus charity. 

In addition to his criminal practice, he has a developing regulatory practice.  He also has previous experience working within commercial law as an in-house legal advisor to an e-commerce start-up business for 15 months, and provided legal support, covering contract, intellectual property and employment issues.


Recent cases:

R v C & another (Snaresbrook 2016) – 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 T (Central Criminal Court 2016) – successful prosecution of the defendant for robbery, committed with another, in central London.

R v G (Snaresbrook 2016) – successful prosecution of the defendant for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

R v H & Others (Snaresbrook 2015) – Daniel represented one of 7 defendants charged with a conspiracy to supply over a tonne of cannabis resin.  His client was unanimously acquitted after a trial lasting more than 4 months.

R v P (Snaresbrook 2015) – 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.

R v L (Snaresbrook 2015) – 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 2015) – represented defendant successfully at trial following allegations of child abuse against his autistic son.

R v TC & Others (Snaresbrook 2014) – represented the defendant, charged with Affray.  Defendant was discharged following a successful application to dismiss.  Applications made on behalf of other defendants were rejected.

R v T & Others (Snaresbrook 2014) – represented one of 4 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.


Graeme Molloy prosecutes man accused of racially abusing MP
Graeme was instructed by the Crown to prosecute in the sentence of Andrzejv Gajowniczeka, a Polish National, who had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm and distress

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James Dick appointed as Rape List Counsel
Congratulations to Jim Dick on his successful application to join the Rape and Serious Sexual Abuse Panel Counsel list. Chambers are delighted to see a valuable addition to the strong team of Rape List Counsel at 9KBW.

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Julian Jones and John Ojakovoh appointed as Serious Fraud Office Panel Counsel
Chambers are delighted to announce that following their successful applications, Julian Jones has joined panel A and John Ojakovoh Panel B of SFO External Counsel. Many congratulations to both of them.

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9 KBW OIC Roadshow and Mock Trials feature in The Times
Chambers highly successful Roadshow and Mock Trial programme was featured in an article by “The Brief” on August 9th 2017. The article outlined the growth of the Roadshow from birth to present day and showcased the work our tireless team undertake in the training of police Officers.

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John Ojakovoh instructed in cyber crime case
John Ojakovoh has been instructed to prosecute in R v Esteves at Blackfriars Crown Court

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