Mark Cooper

Call - 2009
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Overview

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 eight cases in the last two years, including four 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 orders and special guardianship orders. 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.

Outside of his practice, Mark is the Secretary of the West Midlands Family Law Bar Association. As such he is responsible for organising training events and functions for the local family Bar.

Within Chambers, Mark is the Equality & Diversity Officer, Diversity Data Officer and Social Secretary.

Qualifications

MA (Oxon)

Graduate Diploma in Law, Manchester Law School

Bar Vocational Course, Manchester Law School

 

 

Memberships

Midland Circuit

Family Law Bar Association

Secretary of the 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 2020: “He is personable, extremely well prepared and very focused on the right outcome.”

Legal 500 2019: “He provides first-class client care.”

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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