New tenant Ross Cohen secures attempted murder acquittal

15 New Bridge Street is delighted to announce that Ross Cohen has joined Chambers.  Ross was previously a tenant at Furnival Chambers and is is a highly sought after and skilled barrister of 13 years standing. He has a busy and  successful Crown Court practice; specialising in serious crime, particularly murder, offences  against the person, gang related crime, firearms, fraud and drug offences.

Shortly after joining chambers Rosse secured the acquittal of MO on charges of Attempted Murder and two offences of Causing GBH with intent. The Crown alleged that the Defendant attacked two shopkeepers with knives and in the process threatening to kill one of them because he was a Muslim. Both incidents were captured on good quality CCTV. The case had been described as “overwhelming” by another Defence lawyer. Following the acquittal, the Jury specifically asked the Judge to extend leniency to the Defendant when he came to sentence him for lesser offences he had previously pleaded Guilty to.  Ross was praised by the Judge who said that he had displayed “brilliant skill” in his handling of the case.