John P Cooper Partner


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2003 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Admitted to the Bar: 1993 - Barrister of England & Wales


Primary office:  Birmingham




John P Cooper

John Cooper is one of the UK's leading specialists in public and regulatory law. With over 20 years' experience in the field, he heads the group of legal experts who form our UK Public Law & Regulation Team. 

A litigator by training, John has represented clients in judicial review and tribunal cases, both bringing and defending proceedings against government bodies. He has acted on a number of leading cases, and is an expert on the law and strategy of public law challenges. But most of the time he focuses on finding solutions to complex legal problems that keep his clients out of court.

With substantial experience of working as a lawyer for the UK government, and an adviser to governments in the Middle East and East Africa, John is an expert in the law and policy of regulatory systems.  He is equally comfortable contributing creatively to policy development as he is drafting legislation. He has a long track record of bringing his expertise to bear to achieve the commercial and policy objectives of governments, regulators and major corporates.

John regularly publishes and speaks about recent developments in public and regulatory law across a range of sectors including energy and utilities, transport, health, education, gambling, food and life sciences.

 

Follow John Cooper on Twitter @johnpcooper1

John Cooper

John Cooper
@johnpcooper1

By declining to hear an appeal, in the Wightman case, of the referral to the CJEU of the question whether the UK can unilaterally withdraw its Article 50 notice, the Supreme Court paves the way for an authoritative decision on that question https://t.co/sCTiI4Iw7N John Cooper (@johnpcooper1) Nov 20,2018

John Cooper

John Cooper
@johnpcooper1

Committee says MPs should be able to require government to renegotiate or have a second referendum as part of their meaningful vote https://t.co/wAoxWrNcQZ John Cooper (@johnpcooper1) Nov 18,2018

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      2018
      Chambers UK 2019 (Energy and Natural Resources: Power) - Band 3
  • 2016

    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Partner
  • 2003

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2003
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      2003
      Wragge & Co LLP, Partner
  • 1999

    • Career
      1999
      Wragge & Co, Associate
  • 1996

    • Career
      1996
      Office of Gas & Electricity Markets, Legal Adviser
  • 1993

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1993
      Admitted to the Bar, Barrister of England & Wales
    • Education
      1993
      Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Finals
    • Career
      1993
      22 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, Barrister
  • 1991

    • Education
      1991
      University of Oxford, MA Jurisprudence