PRACTICE AND LEADING CASES

"My first port of call for advice and quite simply one of the best QC's in the

business" Karl Turner MP

Shadow Attorney General

"Gifted and above all utterly reliable"

Chambers and Partners

"John Cooper has an acute instinct when it comes to Public and Media Relations. He understands perfectly the need to win both the legal case and the PR battle for his clients. He is the 'go to' barrister for this invaluable mix of skills"

John Underwood, Director, Centre for Health Communications Research, Bucks New University

"Outstanding dedication and commitment over a considerable period of time. Not only did he offer his support in a legal capacity, it is clear that the cleints in this case considered him no less than a friend, thus promoting all that's good about the Bar of England and Wales"

Lord Goldsmith QC and Judges in Bar Pro Bono Award

LEADING CASES

Murder

R v Whitewind [2005] EWCA Crim 1092 2 Cr App R 31

R v Nicola Edgington [2013] EWCA Crim 2185: (2013) MHLO 102

 

Duress

R v Baker & Ward (1999) 2 Cr App R 335 Witness Anonimity

R v Central Criminal Court Ex Parte S [1998] FLR Contempt of Court

Her Majesty's Attorney General v Kasim Davey and Joseph Beard [2013] EWHC 2317 (Admin)  

 

Hearsay

R v Paul Alfred Little [2008] EWCA Crim 235

 

Malicious Communication/Social Media

Paul Chambers v DPP [Twitter Joke Trial] [2012] EWHC 2157

 

Alternative Verdicts

R v Dean La Haye [2006] :1 Cr App R 11: [2006] Crim LR 241: [2005] EWCA Crim 2847:

The Times Oct 25th 2005

 

Appeal: Criticism of Trial Representatives

Arjan Lamaj

 

Expert Evidence

R v Gary Abnett [2006] 2 All ER (D) 244: Archbold News August 2006

R v Gardner [2004] EWCA Crim 1639: 68 JCL 372 CA

 

Indictment

R v Wrench (1996) 1 Cr App R 340

 

Industrial Death

Allen v Avon Rubber Co Ltd (1985) Times Law Reports

 

Blackmail

Arthur v Anker [1996] 2  All ER 283

 

Inquests

R v Greater London [South District] Coroner Ex Parte Driscoll (1993) 159 JP 45

 

Public Protest/Freedom of Speech

The Mayor, Commonality & Citizens of the City of London v Tammy Samede

& Others (Occupy St Paul's) [2012] EWHC 34 QB: [2012] EWCA Civ 160

 

Judicial Review

The Queen on the Application of Halpin v Attorney General

[Dr David Kelly Inquest] [2011] EWHC 3759 (Admin) 

Re Danny Burns Ex Parte Woolwich Crown Court.

Law Society Gazette January 10th 2013 at Page 15 [Judicial Review of refusal of bail]

Crown Court at Exeter v Tony Wright, IFAW, League Against Cruel Sports [2009] 

 

Fraud/Insolvency

BCCI (In the matter of the Banking Act 1987 & the Insolvency Act 1986)

Companies Court 14th January 1992 No. 007615