Sam Blom-Cooper
  • He is absolutely committed to the investigation, able to think outside the box and someone who comes up with good ideas on how to approach issues in a case.

    Chambers UK 2023, International Criminal Law 

  • Sam is dazzlingly clever, with a gift for communication at every level. He leaves no stone unturned.

    Legal 500 2022, International Crime and Extradition

  • An outstanding lawyer who excels both at legal argument and witness handling.

    Legal 500 2022, International Crime and Extradition

  • The glue that holds the team together, he is a barrister with a great nose for intelligent trial strategy. He is dynamic and is set to be a leading figure at the International Criminal Bar for years to come.

    Chambers UK 2022

  • He is an excellent strategic thinker and a superb advocate. I would recommend him particularly for complex and sensitive international cases.

    Legal 500 2022, International Crime and Extradition

  • An excellent, original-thinking lawyer and a highly persuasive advocate.

    Legal 500 2021, International Crime and Extradition

  • An extremely talented advocate. He is highly intelligent, diligent and meticulous in his preparation of cases. He demonstrates a commanding knowledge of each case.

    Legal 500 2021, International Crime and Extradition

  • He is an excellent, original-thinking lawyer and a highly persuasive advocate who brings charm to his work. His judgement and tactics are good. 

    Legal 500 2021, International Crime and Extradition

  • He has the ability to deal with complex material and to identify the important issues in a case. 

    Legal 500 2021, International Crime and Extradition

  • A hugely talented advocate.

    Legal 500 2020

  • A brilliant extradition junior, who goes the extra mile for his clients.

    Legal 500 2020

  • Ranked as a leading Junior in International Criminal Law and Extradition.

    Legal 500 2018

Called 2006

Sam Blom-Cooper

Barrister

All areas of criminal defence including International Criminal Law; Extradition; Offences involving serious violence, drugs and dishonesty; Public, Administrative and Human Rights Law.

Education

  • 2006 BVC, BPP Law School, London
  • 2004 CPE, City University, London
  • 2002 University of Nottingham / UCM Madrid BSc Physics with Spanish (First)

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICT
  • Admitted as counsel to the Kosovo Specialist Chamber
  • Criminal Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • French (competent)
  • Farsi (Conversational)

Articles & Publications

  • Lethal Indifference: Tinkering with the machinery of death – Review of the constitutionality of lethal injection - Middle Templar – Easter 2008, Issue 44