Abigail Cohen

Abigail joined Chambers as a tenant in 2007 upon successful completion of her pupillage. She has a civil and common law practice encompassing health and safety, employment law, commercial litigation and personal injury.

Abigail has appeared in a number of high profile cases including the criminal prosecution arising out of the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion. She is currently instructed with Charles Gibson QC and Toby Riley-Smith in a group action arising out of two oil spills in the Niger Delta which is being brought in the English courts by several thousand Nigerian nationals.

Practice areas


  • Health and Safety Lawyers' Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA)
  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)


  • The University of Birmingham, Law LLB, First Class (2001-2004)
  • Nottingham Law School, BVC, Very Competent (2004-2005)
  • University of Birmingham, Maudsley Prize for First Year Examination Performance (2002)
  • University of Birmingham, Petit Bursary for Second Year Examination Performance (2003)
  • University of Birmingham, Sir Henry Barber Law Scholarship (2004)
  • University of Birmingham, Beinart Memorial Prize for the most meritorious performance in the final y

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