Michael Cogan was called to the Bar in 1986 and has substantial experience in crime, particularly in the field of white-collar crime, and in family work, where he acts exclusively for parents in public law cases.
Michael was, until 2020 head of chambers at Article 6 chambers. Having closed down the set due to Covid, he joined 2kbw as a tenant.
Michael only defends in criminal cases and has represented clients in high-profile cases, most notably in cases such as R v David Justice, a case involving alleged bribery and corruption, which was the first example of a prosecution arising out of a deferred prosecution agreement.
Michael’s main area of practice lies in the public law field, where he regularly acts in care proceedings in all levels of court. He has a particular interest in non-accidental injuries to children, and fact-finding hearings.
- R v David Justice 2019.
First prosecution arising out of a deferred prosecution agreement, conducted by the SFO. The allegation was that the defendants were involved in an effort to bribe officials from a number of companies world-wide to obtain contracts. The case took two years to prepare and eventually resulted in the acquittal by a jury of all defendants.https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2019/07/16/three-individuals-acquitted-as-sfo-confirms-dpa-with-sarclad/
- CPS v Orla Sloan 2023
Allegations of stalking in relation to premiership footballers by Ms Sloan, who ultimately received a suspended sentence and restraining order.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-65967497
- R v Reece Harkness – Winchester CC
Allegation of conspiracy to rob in circumstances where the defendant’s brother was stabbed to death during the course of the robbery by the intended victim of the conspiracy. Acquitted.
- R v W & Others – Woolwich CC
On-going case involving firearms and drugs, involving serious issues of disclosure and PII.
- R v B – 14 year old charged with Murder
- Royal Society of Medicine
Michael Cogan was instructed for the defence of Orla Melissa Sloan who was accused of stalking and harassment offences against Premier League footballers Mason...
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