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"John Cooper is at the top of his game representing

an impressive portfolio of sports personalities.

He is trusted and respected throughout the press and media and knows how to pitch a story which guarantees attention"

Matt Lawson

Executive Sports Editor, Daily Mail

"Mr Cooper is a formidable QC - informed, intelligent and impressively mindful of

media sensitivities in big cases"

Alastair Stewart,

ITN News Anchor

"John Cooper has provided me with lucid and

analytical advice of the highest standard and

continues to supply me with wise and practical counsel

as my Special Advisor"

Lord Bach

"Outstanding ability to communicate complex ideas in an engaging and straightforward but thoughtful way with exceptional quality in terms of presentation"

Professor Jeremy Horder, Former Law Commissioner for England and Wales


Advises clients as part of a case or independently of any other action on media and public profile management. Previously listed in Chambers and Partners  as a leading Silk in defamation. John Cooper has a specilist knowledge of Data Protection and Privacy, having co-edited the leading text. 


Cases include:


Emma O'Reilly [Representing former masseuse of Lance Armstrong the international cyclist in media and defamation strategy]


Lynda Bellingham [For the Actress in successful libel action]


Andy Gray & Richard Keys [In their media management following the Sky litigation]


Mark Halsey [For the former Premiership referee regarding media realtions and negotations]


Brian May [For the Queen guitarist concerning defamation advice]


Abbi Tomlinson [Advising in the 'Millifandom' case]


Hans Kristian Rausing [Advising the Tetra Pak Heir on media related issues]


James Patrick [The Metropolitan Police whistleblower in his disciplinary hearing and media management]


Lord Ahmed [Representing the Member of the House of Lords in a privacy claim for telephone tapping]


Alexander Salkind [Representing Hollywood director in media dispute]




"John Cooper has represented a number of high profile sports people and sensitively but effectively protects their interests. I would not hesitate to refer anyone needing legal and reputational help to him"

Geoff Shreeves 

Reporter, Sky Sports & Fox Sports

"John Cooper always provides clear, prompt and accessible comment on stories and issues that I can rely on with complete confidence"

Frances Gibb

Legal Editor, The Times

John with his client, Paul Chambers, after a successful outcome in the so called Twitter Joke Trial


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