Mark Cooper

Call - 2009
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Overview

Mark Cooper is a barrister specialising in family law.

Mark practises exclusively in family law and specialises in matters relating to children. He has a busy practice and a reputation for providing excellent client care and being thoroughly prepared. Mark aims to provide realistic and pragmatic advice whilst always being prepared to fight his client’s case.

Mark is a care specialist and in recent years has regularly appeared in lengthy and complex proceedings. He has been instructed in cases involving the most serious of allegations including the death of a child, brain injuries and inter-familial sexual abuse. Mark has been led in six cases in the last two years, including three cases in which he was led by Queen’s Counsel.

Mark accepts instructions on behalf of children in private law proceedings relating to child arrangements and special guardianship.

He has particular experience of protracted proceedings involving intractable disputes and serious allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Mark also acts for parents and other family members in adoption cases.

Qualifications

Bar Vocational Course, Manchester Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law, Manchester Law School

MA (Oxon)

 

Memberships

Midland Circuit

Family Law Bar Association

West Midlands Family Law Bar Association

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Birmingham City School of Law Advisory Board

Local Family Justice Board (representative for the Bar)

FreeBar

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners 2019: “Calm and compelling, he grasps the issues in a case and wins the confidence of judges.” “His cross-examination has a pinpoint accuracy which leaves the court in no doubt as to who is in control of the case.”

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