5 Essex Court

Robert Cohen

Call 2009


Robert is recognised as a leading junior in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. He has been described by clients as being “extremely bright”, an “excellent advocate” and “great in conference”. Robert accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.


Recent highlights in Robert’s practice have included his ongoing participation in two high profile inquests: the inquest into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy (as junior to Fiona Barton QC) and the re-opened inquest into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings (as junior to Jeremy Johnson QC).

Robert likes to bring a pragmatic and problem-solving approach to his cases; he has been praised for his ability to adapt to the needs of his clients

Robert has a substantial experience in cases and inquests in which criticism is made of healthcare providers. He routinely appears in inquests in which the acts or omissions of clinicians are under scrutiny.

Robert has also acted in multiple actions for clinical negligence. These have included cases relating to post-operative deep vein thrombosis and a claim arising from the mis-diagnosis of Sarcoma.

Robert is currently instructed by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in the inquests into the deaths of patients of Mr Paul Miller, a consultant urologist who used high intensity focused ultrasound to treat prostate cancer