Ben Cooper is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. He has been listed for the last 4 years in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his expertise in crime specialising in extradition. He is presently instructed in the most complex and high profile ongoing extradition challenges.

Ben has won a number of cases in prosecutions brought by a number of different judicial authorities and Governments. He has recently achieved discharges for two Russian oligarchs accused of complex frauds by the Russian Government and two former inmates from Guantanamo Bay. He has acted for Gary McKinnon since his arrest on a US extradition warrant and for the last 5 years at all levels from the magistrates court to the House of Lords and European Court and on numerous occasions before the High Court. Recent victories include cases brought by judicial authorities in Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Slovakia and Cyprus, Poland and Lithuania and the UAE. His advisory work includes providing pre-emptive advice to businesses executives with regard to serious financial crimes.

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  • Year Qualified



    University of Sussex


    Middle Temple Inns of Court


    BA (Hons)