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  L [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