Christine provides exceptional service to ensure the best outcome for the client
Chambers & Partners, 2024
She is extremely experienced in COP work, and deals with some of the most difficult aspects of community care law, such as financial arrangements for social care.
Legal 500, 2023
Christine is fearless and fearful, someone you want on your side.
Legal 500, 2024
Christine puts forward the client's position in a clear, forthright and effective manner.
Chambers & Partners, 2024
She is a robust advocate as well as a skilled negotiator.
Legal 500, 2023
Christine is an exceptional barrister, both in terms of her legal knowledge and her advocacy skills.
Legal 500, 2023
A very strong advocate with an exceptional knowledge of the law.
Legal 500, 2024

Christine Cooper’s practice covers the full range of social and welfare issues. She regularly appears in judicial review and Court of Protection proceedings involving vulnerable adults.

Important cases have involved complex questions about capacity, deprivation of liberty and damages for persons kept in care homes unlawfully. She also represents claimants seeking damages for human rights breaches, including in the UK Supreme Court in Williams v London Borough of Hackney [2018] 4 All ER 396.

Christine spent almost 2 years on St Helena as Crown Counsel for Community Care. During her time there, she gained substantial experience of claims alleging breaches of duties owed by the state to children and vulnerable adults.

She is often instructed in matters concerning the property and affairs of the elderly and people with disabilities. Frequently these involve public and private law issues where property ownership impacts upon the duties of public bodies.

Christine is an acknowledged expert in the field of charging for local authority residential care and community care services and acts for and against local authorities and care providers. She is also regularly instructed in disputes between local authorities and NHS bodies about funding for care.

Christine is one of the authors of LexisNexis looseleaf Finance and Law for the Older Client. She also contributed to Dementia and the Law, writing the chapters on ‘property and affairs in the Court of Protection’ and ‘funding for care services’.

Christine sits regularly as a deputy district judge.

As a qualified Direct Access barrister, Christine will accept instructions from members of the public in appropriate cases.

If you would like more information about Christine’s practice, please contact her clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.


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  • LLM Corporate & Commercial Law (London School of Economics)
  • Winner of the Blackstone Chambers Prize for Commercial Law 2006
  • LLB Law (First Class Honours)

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