John Cooper was born in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands . He attended Regis Comprehensive School and achieved a Law Degree from Newcastle University in 1980.
He was the Butterworths Law Prizeman.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983 and the Australian Bar in 1989, he spent a period of time with one of the worlds leading Law Firms, Clifford Chance in London
He was awarded the title of Q.C in March 2010.
He is a Bencher of Middle Temple
John is Honorary Visiting Professor of Law at Cardiff University..
He is now recognized as being one of the leading barristers in London .
John was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2009.
His writing work spans television, theatre, academic, journalism and leading text books, with a Broadcasting career including a six part Channel 4 series “Teens on Trial".
Recently described in the Legal 500 as " head and shoulders above the majority of other QC's" he was named by The Times as one of the top 100 "influential lawyers in the UK".
He was also described by The Times as "a rising star of the Criminal Bar" and was shortlisted by Liberty, Justice and the Law Society as Human Rights Barrister of the Year in 2009.
He practices at 25 Bedford Row – www.25bedfordrow.com in London and is represented for his literary work by Paul Stevens at Independent Talent, Oxford Street, London.
John Cooper can now receive work directly from the public without the need to instruct a solicitor. For details of the work he accepts, contact his clerk on
0207 067 1500.
Cooper is referred to in the influential Chambers and Partners Directory as a Leading Barrister in Crime and Civil Liberties.. For further information go to: http://www.google.co.uk/search
He also appears in Who's Who and Debretts People of Today as one of the most influential people in his field.
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Radio4 29 Oct 2009 with John
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