Undercover Policing Inquiry’s Interim Report Published - Jul 2023
Darragh has a broad practice, accepting instructions in all Chambers’ areas of work. He has a focus on Inquests and Public Inquiries, Public Law, Clinical Negligence, and Environmental Law.
Darragh has a wide range of advocacy experience, having been led in the in the Court of Appeal in the case of Bell v Tavistock, appeared in High Court, the County Court, Coroners’ Courts, the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, in a 12-day planning inquiry, and before the chair of the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing.
Darragh also undertakes a range of advisory and drafting work across his areas of practice.
Darragh holds a first class honours Bachelor of Civil Law and a first class honours Master of laws degree, both from University College Dublin. Before coming to the Bar, he spent four years at the University of Cambridge where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of human rights law. While at Cambridge, Darragh was the executive chairperson of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project, Co-Convener of the Cambridge International and European Law Conference and taught on the Human Rights and Civil Liberties module on the LLM course.
Prior to embarking on his doctoral studies, Darragh served for over six years as an Army Officer in the Irish Defence Forces.
These diverse experiences have helped him to develop a strong knowledge base and pragmatic, diligent and detail-orientated approach to his practice as a barrister.
Darragh is currently one of the Commissioning Editors of the UK Human Rights Blog.View full profile »
Is there a Human Right to Healthy Water? - Jun 2023
Darragh Coffey appears in inquest into death of newborn - Jun 2023
1COR Seminar: Pitfalls for Professionals on Social Media - May 2023
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2022 – Issue 12 – May 2023 - May 2023
A New Bill of Rights? The Bill of Rights Bill Explained Webinar - Jul 2022
The 1COR Bundle 2022-2023 has arrived - Jul 2022
Darragh Coffey represents the family at an inquest into the death of a one-day old baby - Jun 2022
Pupillage Application Tips and Life at the Bar with 1COR - Dec 2021
Court of Appeal overturns high-profile judgment on children’s ability to consent to puberty blockers for gender dysphoria - Sep 2021
Get your copy of the 1COR Bundle 2021-22 now - Jun 2021
Darragh Coffey Secures leave to remain for Mauritian National - May 2021
Inquest into death of Toddler at Butlins concludes - Mar 2021
Inquest into death of teenager from glandular fever - Mar 2021
Landmark ruling on whether children can consent to puberty blocker treatment for gender dysphoria - Dec 2020
Tonight’s the night for the Bar Pro Bono Awards - Nov 2020
Undercover Policing Inquiry’s hearings begin today - Nov 2020
Congratulations to our 5 juniors nominated for Advocate’s Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year Award - Oct 2020
Darragh Coffey examines recent key developments relating to the doctrine of vicarious liability on Lexis Nexis PSL - Sep 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – 2020 – Special Issue – Part 3 - Jul 2020
Emma-Louise Fenelon and Darragh Coffey successful in Askham Bog Planning Inquiry - May 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – 2020 – Special Issue – Part 2 - Apr 2020
LawPod UK Ep. 108: Renewed lockdown, new guidance - Apr 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review -2020 – Special Issue - Mar 2020
Inquest into death of Toddler from Choking at Butlins - Jan 2020
Emma-Louise Fenelon and Darragh Coffey represent Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to protect Askham Bog - Dec 2019
1COR hosts Sutton Trust students for an insight into life at the Bar - Oct 2019
1COR delighted to welcome Darragh Coffey and Thomas Beamont as new tenants - Sep 2019
1COR Brighton’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
1COR welcomes new pupils Darragh Coffey, Thomas Beamont and Michael Spencer - Oct 2018