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Audrey Cherryl Mogan

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Audrey Cherryl Mogan is a criminal defence barrister with particular expertise representing vulnerable defendants, including those with mental health issues and drug addiction. Her background in European human rights law, trafficking, deportation and asylum, makes her qualified to advise on these matters within a criminal context.

Audrey regularly appears before the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts representing clients in relation to a wide range of offences.

Audrey joined Garden Court Chambers in 2018 having trained at 25 Bedford Row Chambers. During pupillage Audrey worked closely with the drugs law NGO, ‘Release’, including assisting in the peer review of their publication ‘Sex Workers and the Law’.


Prior to commencing pupillage Audrey was a Legal Project Manager at the European human rights law charity, The AIRE Centre, where she advised foreign nationals facing deportation and removal, and provided training on free movement law. She managed a strategic litigation project challenging Operation Nexus, a joint deportation initiative between Home Office Immigration Enforcement and police forces across the UK (R (on the application of The AIRE Centre) v SSHD and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis) and travelled to the refugee camps in France, Italy and Greece to document the impact of the Dublin Regulation on asylum seekers in Europe.

Audrey has nine years of experience working in human rights, including at the genocide prevention NGO, Aegis Trust, at their offices in London and Rwanda. During her time in Rwanda she also worked for the Ministry of Justice, where she supported the drafters in developing discrimination laws and re-draft the genocide ideology law. Whilst completing her MSc, Audrey was awarded a grant from the LSE to travel to Sri Lanka in 2010 to complete her dissertation on the human rights abuses committed during the civil war.

Criminal Defence

R v AJ [2018] (Westminster Magistrates’ Court)

Secured acquittal of defendant on two counts of common assault. The defendant had been remanded in custody pending trial.  The acquittal came in at 5.30 pm on a Friday and the prison claimed they were unable to process the defendant’s release until Monday. Worked with solicitors to lodge a successful emergency judicial review on habeas corpus grounds, where the judge made an Order for the defendant’s immediate release as interim relief.

R v RW [2018] (Bristol Crown Court)

The Defendant, a serving prisoner, entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. Persuaded the Court to make the sentence concurrent on the basis that it would be undesirable to pass a determinate sentence following an extended sentence.

R v NB [2018] (Kingston Crown Court)

Successful appeal against conviction of racially aggravated s.5 public order, and a simple s.5 public order offences, homophobically aggravated. Court accepted submissions that the phrasing of the simple s.5 public order offence was wrong in law.

R v MA [2017] (Kingston Crown Court)

Successful appeal against conviction of defendant on one count of common assault, two counts of assault PC, and one count of criminal damage. Court upheld a submission of no case to answer on one count of assault PC and the criminal damage.

R v FS [2017] (Folkestone Magistrates Court)

Defendant charged with dangerous driving. Persuaded the Court to order a re-trial, and re-open plea before venue, due to breaches of the defendant’s right to a fair trial.

Mental Health

R v KL [2017] (Westminster Magistrates Court)

The defendant faced one count of common assault. He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. After a number of hearings, submissions made to the judge and representations to the CPS, including the limited available options to the bench following an actus reus hearing, persuaded the CPS to withdraw the charges.

R v DK [2017] (Hendon Magistrates’ Court)

The defendant suffered from schizophrenia and was given a tagged curfew following a guilty plea to burglary and common assault. The defendant breached the curfew consistently. Following the breaches, persuaded the Court to revoke the current sentence and order a conditional discharge, due to the defendant’s vulnerability.


R v DK., & ors [2017] (City of London Magistrates’ Court)

Seven defendants charged with blocking a highway during a protest against air pollution at Tower Bridge. Conducted mitigation for five of the defendants resulting in conditional discharges for all five.


R v DH [2018] (Stevenage Magistrates Court)

Secured acquittal of vulnerable youth defendant of assault PC and breaching the requirements of a criminal behaviour order.

Articles and Publications

Case Notes for the Journal for Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law

  • R (On the Application Of Kiarie) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department, R (On the Application of Byndloss) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department[2017] UKSC 42, Sep 2017
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v CSC-304/14 Alfredo Rendón Marín v Administracion del Estado C-165/14, Nov 2016
  • R (On the Application Of Kiarie) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department[2015] EWCA Civ 1020, Jan 2016
  • TN and MA (Afghanistan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)AA (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 40, Nov 2015

Caught in the Nexus Dragnet
The Justice Gap, April 2016

Tracking the Process of International Norm Emergence: A Comparative Analysis of Six Agendas and Emerging Migrants’ Rights
Global Governance, Jun 2013 (co-author)

Qualifications & Awards

Feb 2018 Michael Jaffa Essay Award, 25 Bedford Row
Oct 2016 Cholmeley Studentship Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Jun 2016 Certificate in EU Criminal Law, Fair Trials International
Jan – Mar 2010 Certificate in Law, War and Human Rights, LSE
Nov 2008 Toronto Star Young Woman of Distinction Nominee
Mar 2007 Habitat for Humanity, Kelloggs Scholarship