5 Essex Court

Robert Cohen

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Practice Areas

Police law; Inquests; Public and Administrative; Human Rights; Information law; Personal Injury. Notable cases: R(W80) v IOPC (appeal on the test for self-defence in police misconduct proceedings); R(Hambleton)-v-HM Coroner for the Birmingham (1974) Inquests (appeal on the extent to which an inquest can consider the identity of perpetrators of unlawful killings); Khan-v-Chief Constables of West Midlands Police and of Northamptonshire Police [2017] EWHC 2185 (QB) (claim for false imprisonment and defamation by a man arrested under the Terrorism Act); FE-v-YE [2018] Fam 24 (intervention on behalf of the Home Secretary on the interplay between immigration and family law); Murray v Chief Constable of Lancashire [2015] EWCA Civ 1174 (the leading case on the test for imposing an interim gang injunction). Inquests into death of the patients of Paul Miller (10 deaths of patients of an alleged ‘rogue surgeon’); Alexander Perepilichnyy (Russian businessman and whistle-blower); the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings. 


Called to the Bar 2009; Inner Temple Exhibition; Appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in 2017.

Professional Memberships

ALBA; PIBA; Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.