Masters of the Bench
John Cooper Esq QC
Full Title: John Cooper Esq QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 27.3.2012
Call Date: 28.7.1983
Educated at Wolverhampton and Newcastle University, John practises in crime and human rights at 25 Bedford Row. In 2008 he was shortlisted as Human Rights Barrister of the Year by Liberty, JUSTICE and the Law Society. He is active as Honorary Visiting Professor of Law at Cardiff University, has written legal textbooks and articles, and edited periodicals. He has been on the Bar Council for many years (Vice-Chair Public Affairs Committee 2008-2010). A former MT Reveller, he has written plays for the stage (Royal Court, Tricycle) and TV, and columns and features for the Times and Observer. Within the Inn he is an active sponsor, trainer, judge of moots, and lecturer.