John Cooper QC has been shortlisted for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
John Cooper QC has been shortlisted for the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his work on Deepcut
On 17th September 2001 Geoff Gray was just 17 years old when he died at the Princess Barracks Deepcut from gunshot wounds to his head. The first inquest held into his death sat on 19th March 2002 for a mere 4 hours, calling little evidence, and returning an ‘open verdict’ that did little to help Geoff’s parents understand just what had happened to their son. During that inquest Mr and Mrs Gray were not provided with any legal representation. John Cooper QC has worked for 15 years pro bono, to have the inquest reopened and recently secured that landmark second inquest on behalf of the family. For further details, please click here.