Samantha Cohen

Samantha is a very experienced advocate with substantial experience in questioning vulnerable witnesses; e.g. children and those with learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties.

She prosecutes and defends in cases involving allegations of Sexual Assaults of the most serious kind.  She has been interested in cases involving allegations of Sexual Abuse since she started practice almost 20 years ago and was a member of the Bar Council consultation group created as a response to the proposed Sexual Offences Act 2003. 

She also lectures (the CPS amongst others) on the impact of Social Media in criminal cases and has contributed to new guidance issued to prosecutors on this topic.

Related Sessions
Saturday 18 October 2014, 14.00 Pit Theatre

'Cinderella Law': criminalising parental authority?

"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

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