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8th October 2020 FM104 Radio interview. Room 104 With Cormac Moore and Saoirse Long

Cormac and Saoirse chat to reformed criminal Jason Coghlan about his violent past, learning the law and life outside of prison.

The Sun 28/06/2020 MOB-ELLA The organised crime gangs terrorising Spain’s Costa del Sol are back after a lockdown lull.

The organised crime gangs terrorising Spain’s Costa del Sol are back after a lockdown lull PULLING up in a sleek Audi A5 at his sprawling white-washed villa overlooking the Costa del Sol, Peter “Snaggle” Williamson had seemingly left his old life in tough Salford far behind. Yet Spanish police believe the expat father-of-two, 39, nicknamed […]

Mirror July 2019

Dark side of Marbella exposed – with sex for €50 and cocaine at a moment’s notice EXCLUSIVE: Mirror investigation on Costa del Sol uncovers the seedier side of glamorous resort – with sex on sale for €50 Tourists and party goers on a night out head for Calle del Infierno (Image: Mirrorpix)   Just yards from […]

The Irish Times 2017

The British ex-gangster helping Irish criminals in Spain Former bank robber Jason Coghlan says he is the lawyer ‘a Paddy’s going to call’ Sitting in the offices of one of his law firm clients, Jason Coghlan, wears a blazer and tie that lends him an air of formality. He could almost give the impression of being […]

Vice Film March 18 2016

This is the story of one of Britain’s most notorious reformed criminals, Jason Coghlan, who spent 16 years behind bars before he found an even more dangerous and effective pastime: studying the law. VICE gained intimate access to Jason’s life over two years, witnessing the rise of his legal firm, which explicitly caters to the […]

Panorama BBC1 February 2016

Jason Coghlan On BBC1 Panorama Gangs Guns and the Police – Video from Panorama BBC1, 12th February, 2016  

The Manchester Evening News 2016

Ex gangster Jason Coghlan – who features in documentary on Salford gun crime – now works as legal troubleshooter. The ex-con from Stockport spent 12 years in one of Britain’s toughest prisons for post office robbery – but the ex-con from Stockport is now helping Brits in trouble abroad. Former armed robber Jason Coghlan has […]

EWN January 2016

JaCogLaw releases statement regarding Simon Corner After initially being contacted through our office in Thailand JaCogLaw agreed to act on behalf of Simon Corner who averred his innocence of any wrong doing regarding the fact that his friend, Lisa Brown, was missing. For clarity and the avoidance of any doubt we at JaCogLaw had no […]

The Times December 2015

The boyfriend of a missing Scottish mother will not speak again with police unless they issue a warrant for his arrest, his legal representative has revealed. It has emerged that Simon Corner, who left Spain following the disappearance of Lisa Brown, is now in Thailand. Last night the sister of the missing woman urged Mr […]

Newsnight BBC2 October 2015

Jason Coghlan On BBC2 Newsnight Video from Newsnight BBC2, 2nd October, 2015    


Salford’s ‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey warned by police to watch his back – weeks before he was gunned down The former ‘Mr Big’ was told he was a target six weeks ago despite becoming a man of the people after leaving prison, says his partner The widow of a murder victim, described as a Mr […]

The Guardian July 2015

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer: too many wounds, too many enemies The case of the timeshare fraudster shot dead but initially said to have died of natural causes will be an unsolved crime, says one of his associates   John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer: too many wounds, too many enemies The case of the timeshare fraudster shot dead but […]

Sky News May 2015

Escaped Violent Convict ‘Has Fled To Spain’ Sky News has been told Haroon Ahmed walked out of prison with a group of visitors as a “joke”, thinking he would be stopped. A violent criminal who escaped from a high-security prison in Staffordshire has fled to Spain, Sky News understands. Police are hunting Haroon Ahmed, who […]

The Mirror May 2015

Dovegate Prison - Haroon Ahmed, who walked out of HMP Dovegate in Marchington, Staffordshire

Armed robber WALKS out of prison and into hiding in Spain – but we’ve tracked him down Haroon Ahmed simply “walked out” of HMP Dovegate, Staffs, on Wednesday with a group of people who had been visiting him.   An armed robber who escaped from prison earlier this week is hiding out in Spain. Haroon […]

The Mirror February 2015

Brit linked to Bangkok body-in-a-suitcase bar girl murder protests innocence – while on the run Shane Looker, 45, from Stoke is wanted for questioning after he was the last person seen with Laxami “Pook” Manochat before her her dismembered corpse was found in a suitcase A Brit linked to a sickening body-in-a-suitcase murder is protesting […]

The Mirror February 2015

Cops and ex-robbers on Hatton Garden heist: ‘This is no bunch of mugs’ Robbery of safe deposit boxes in the heart of London’s diamond quarter over Easter was reminiscent of an earlier age of crime. A week later there are few clues about who did it, how they evaded security or what was taken. The […]

The Mirror November 2014

Former UK’s most wanted goes straight with legal fixer firm on Costa del Sol Former convict Jason Coghlan has turned his back on crime to build up a unique business on the Costa del Sol finding top-class lawyers for Brits who find themselves on the wrong side of the law Jason Coghlan has left behind […]

Vice Article October 2014

Jacoglaw Expat Law Firm Thailand

Remembering ‘Gunchester’ Active throughout Manchester’s “Gunchester” heyday in the 1990s, Jason Coghlan was eventually sentenced to 12 years in prison for his part in a bank robbery in Lancashire in 1998. Now he runs JaCogLaw, a specialist law firm representing British expats caught up in foreign legal systems, from Costa del Sol to Bangkok. VICE […]

El Pais in English September 2013

The villains’ advocate Jason Coghlan robbed banks in the 1990s armed with a shotgun After doing time, he has become a legal advisor to other British convicts When they stuck Englishman Jason Coghlan in Alhaurín de la Torre jail in Málaga province his resume included car theft, a string of fights in bars, being thrown […]

El País en Español Septiembre 2013

El consejero de los villanos Cuando metieron a Jason Coghlan, británico de 43 años, en la cárcel de Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga) su currículo se componía de robos de coches, peleas continuas en los pubs, una expulsión de los marines, varias entradas y salidas de prisión en su país natal y un incontable número […]

The Guardian July 2013

As police arrest British fugitives in Spain, are the days of the Costa del Crime numbered? Mark ‘Fatboy’ Lilley was grabbed from his villa in southern Spain by police last weekend. The arrest was the latest to signal the end of an era when UK criminals could find a sunny haven on the Med The […]

Sur In English May 2013

Don’t come to the Costa del Crime to escape the police, warns ex-con Criminals on the run from the law should think again before heading to Spain, according to a Marbella based ex-con turned legal liaison   It was once a popular bolt-hole for notorious criminals, undesirables and generally unpleasant characters on the run from […]

The Daily Telegraph May 2013

Why Spain’s Costa del Crime is now the worst place to go on the run Once a land of Ferraris, cocaine and women, it was the flashy destination of choice for the most notorious fugitives of Britain’s underworld. Now, as the arrest of Andrew Moran shows, Spain’s “Costa del Crime” is the worst place to […]