Nicholas Cooper

Year of Call: 1997

Nicholas Cooper has a high level of expertise covering all of the criminal law, both defending and prosecuting. He has a talent for analysing complex data, be it video analysis, computer, telephone evidence, financial records or DNA. He shows a masterful ability in both presenting or challenging such areas before the courts.



He has defended in white collar crime and serious fraud.

He has regularly been instructed in cases of serious violence, gangs, and sexual offences.

His expertise is in caring for clients who need the most robust and carefully crafted cases presented for them.

He is  regarded as putting everything into his work and providing excellent client care

In prosecuting he brings this eye for detail and commitment to the full. This is underlined by his tenacity.

He has provided in-house training to solicitors both on advocacy and developments in the law.

Trained with Amicus to assist in capital punishment cases and worked pro bono assisting with cases for Florida Public Defenders’ unit in relation to life without parole cases.

He has appeared in courts at all levels including Magistrates’ courts, Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.




BA (Hons.)
Direct Access qualified

Professional Associations

Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Haldane Society

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Notable Cases



R v T & Others – 7 handed three month murder trial Central Criminal Court where multiple cut-throat defences were advanced.

R v G – attempted murder trial, Inner London Crown Court defendant acquitted by reason of self-defence having stabbed complainant repeatedly to his chest causing dire injuries

R v P – Snaresbrook Crown Court gang rape, representing the first defendant in 5 handed trial.

R v A and A and Others – Croydon Crown Court gang rape allegation 6 handed trial where all defendants were acquitted.

R v A Others – Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court serious and complex £1 million mortgage fraud.

R v P – Southwark Crown Court, fraud against a number of London Primary Health Care Trusts.

R v E & Others – Croydon Crown Court, Solicitor fraud trial.



All the Operation Munroe drugs trials before the Woolwich Crown Court:

R v R & G; R v D & C, R v A and others – A covert drugs operation mounted in Southwark, securing convictions in all three trials.

R v D – Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court, indecent assault where defendant and all witnesses were deaf and presented the trial to the court working with 5 BSL sign language interpreters.

R v O & N – Croydon Crown Court, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life where presented large amount of telephone text message data, successfully presenting full picture of defendants’ background revealing their criminality.

R v O – Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court, possession of a firearm, where bad character evidence was gleaned through research into county forces’ arrests and then successfully deployed against defendant in the instant case.