About

My name is John Cooper. John CooperI am a Partner and Head of the Public Law & Regulation Team at the international law firm Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. I have been practising in the area of public law for over twenty years, and have particular experience in judicial review, human rights, and the design and operation of complex systems of state regulation. I worked as a barrister and as a UK government lawyer before my present role as a solicitor in private practice.

This is my personal blog in which I write about recent developments in UK public law, as well as a range of regulatory and constitutional issues that most interest me – not least in the regulated sectors that I know best, and in relation to devolved government (or the lack of it) in England. All opinions are entirely my own.

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