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Chambers of Steven Kay QC

LONDON, WC1R 4AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Fax:
Fax 020 7489 2828
DX:
453 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9bedfordrow.co.uk

Samantha Cohen

Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Email:
9 Bedford Row (Chambers of Steven Kay QC)

Work Department

Corporate and general crime; fraud.

Position

Undertakes work in all areas of criminal law, with particular emphasis on fraud, serious organised crime and sexual offences (particularly involving children). Instructed to prosecute and defend, and is on the CPS rape list of specialist counsel. Regularly instructed as leading counsel; most recently to defend in an alleged fraud concerning the sale of fine wines. Also instructed as leading counsel by the special casework department of the CPS, in a case arising from an incident where a serving firearms officer had killed a man during an operation – the case involved sensitive, complex and novel areas of disclosure. Has received instruction from Council social services departments in connection with applications for summons requiring the production of sensitive child care files, which constitute third party material in criminal proceedings. Notable cases include: R v Patel, Villiers, Sewell, Hutchinson and Ford (defence) – first of a series of successful appeals against convictions for Customs offences, led to the Butterfield Enquiry into HM Customs & Excise; R v Lovell & Graham (prosecution) – possession of firearms, complex disclosure issues involving the Independent Police Complaints Commission; R v G (prosecution) – rape of sister. Notable financial crime cases include: R v Cretanu and others (defence) – fraud, described as ‘the biggest E-Bay fraud ever’; R v Ryall and others (prosecution) – large scale passport fraud which had been exposed by a television program. Notable international crime cases include: The Prosecutor v Slobodan Milosevic; The Prosecutor v Ivan Cermak.

Career

Qualified 1995; South Eastern Circuit.

Member

CBA.

Education

Aylesbury High School; Southampton University (BA Hons 2(1) English and Philosophy); City University (CPE).

Leisure

Cooking, amusing a small child.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Samantha Cohen - 9 Bedford Row ‘She handles complicated cases like baby-shakings and serious sexual matters with a total eye for detail.’

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