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John Cooper QC

Call 1985 • QC 2014

"Health & Safety Silk of the Year"
(Chambers & Partners 2017)

Food Safety

Food Safety

John has represented a number of Food Business Operators in the past few years. In the All Bar One (Trial in July 2020), a number of fundamental issues as to the nature of the communication of ingredients on a cocktail list is to be determined. The three most recent cases are set out:

Selected Cases

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“…while John Cooper QC is also worthy of mention here for his meteoric rise through our health and safety rankings over three consecutive years.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is able to instil confidence in the client by drawing on his vast experience of cases. He puts the client at ease and then in court has a very good manner with the judge. His arguments are clear, lucid and succinct.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“An excellent advocate who commands respect.” “He is very good on environmental law, particularly major pollution incidents.”

Legal 500 2017

“Great regulatory lawyer, who is a superb attack weapon. When you know you’re in a fight he’s your man”…..”He is an incredibly capable health and safety lawyer” who is “extremely tenacious and skilful.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“John Cooper QC is very tenacious and willing to fight a client’s corner.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“His elevation to QC status is much deserved. If you have a scrap on your hands, John Cooper is the man you’d want in your corner. He is also very commercial and good with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Tenacious and committed, no point is lost on him and his strategy is first class.”

Legal 500 2016

“Tenacious, combative and not scared to take the judge on”, “a robust trial advocate and an aggressive litigator.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Bright and very experienced in products issues.”

Legal 500 2015

“He has been a very powerful force in health and safety for years, if you have an uphill fight on your hands, he is your man. He is tactical and incredibly intelligent, and robustly handles any ‘punches’ thrown at him by the other side.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“A true terrier, who sniffs out weaknesses in the other side’s case and goes for blood.”

Legal 500 2014

“He has got an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, is passionate about the cases he does, is exceptional on his feet and brings to the table a fire in his belly that not many other barristers have.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

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