FORA.tv Speaker - John Cooper
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 is now recognized as being one of the leading barristers in London.
His writing work spans television, theatre, academic, journalism and leading text books, with a Broadcasting career including a six part Channel 4 series â€œTeens on Trialâ€. He was described by The Times as â€œa rising star of the Criminal Barâ€
He practices at 25 Bedford Row in London and is represented for his literary work by ICM books. He also lectures widely on sport.
John is pleased to announce that he has just been Instructed to represent some of the Families in the NIMROD aircraft litigation, in their European challenge to the Government, relating to violations of Article 2 Right to Life issues.
John has just been nominated to receive the Bar Council Pro Bono Award of the Year, 2008, for his work seeking justice for those who have lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces.
John Cooper has just been instructed to advise the Greek Sprinter, Katerina Thanou in her case involving the International Olympic Committee. She is challenging her exclusion from the BEIJING Games.
11.02.08 | 01:01:52 min
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