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Laurence Cooper

Call 2021


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Laurence became a member of Chambers in July 2022 following the successful completion of pupillage.

Before transferring to the Bar, Laurence was a seasoned commercial dealmaker, heading up procurement teams for several companies. He has also chaired a charity, leading front-line volunteers and working directly with homeless and vulnerable people.

His breadth of life experience informs his work. Consequently, Laurence is known for his expert negotiating skills, his calm manner, a sensitive and compassionate approach to clients, and his incisive and compelling advocacy on their behalf.

He has represented clients in cases involving:

  • domestic abuse injunctions
  • prohibited steps orders
  • specific issue orders
  • care proceedings
  • final hearings
  • fact-finding hearings
  • international relocation
  • section 91(14) orders
  • transfer of tenancy
  • financial remedies
  • costs applications
  • relief from sanctions
  • international child abduction
  • appeals

Laurence accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work, including financial remedies, public and private children proceedings, Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications, and Family Law Act 1996 applications.

Laurence works with the charity Bridging the Bar to mentor people from non-traditional backgrounds who are interested in a career at the Bar.

He enjoys writing, and is a contributor to Counsel Magazine and Family Affairs


B.A Hons English Language and Literature (University of Leeds)

GDL (University of Law)

BPTC (University of Law)


Awards and Scholarships

Purvis Prize (University of Leeds)

Advocacy Scholar (University of Law)

Sir Dingle Foot Scholar (Gray’s Inn)



The Family Law Bar Association


The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


"The barristers are friendly, thorough and personable and are always willing to help. The clerk's and admin staff are excellent and always go over and beyond to assist."


"The cohesive clerking team in Chambers have a combined depth of experience which is second to none."


"Impressive skills to handle intractable and challenging divorce and financial remedy cases."


"Chambers has a dedicated and professional clerking team. They are able to deal with any enquiry and are most helpful and reassuring" 


"They have a wide range of top quality senior and junior barristers who deal with high net worth financial work and can handle any type of children work." 


"James Doble has an innate ability to assist in choosing the right barrister for the right case. He leads his team meticulously."