My name is John Cooper. I’m a Partner and Head of the Public Law & Regulation Team at the international law firm Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. I’ve been practising in the area of public law for nearly 25 years, and have considerable experience in bringing and defending judicial reviews, statutory appeals, human rights law, legislative drafting, and the design and operation of complex systems of State (especially economic) regulation. I have a law degree from Oxford University and 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, economic and constitutional issues that most interest me – not least in the regulated sectors that I know best, in relation to devolved government (or the lack of it) in England, and around the unavoidable subject of Brexit.
All opinions are entirely my own.
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