Daniel Cooper nominated for Legal Aid newcomer of the year award


We are delighted that Daniel Cooper, a solicitor in the Actions Against the Police and Pub

lic law department, has been shortlisted for the Legal Aid newcomer of the year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards (LALYs).


The LALYs are an annual award ceremony organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), to celebrate the work of social justice lawyers. Chris Minnoch, the CEO of LAPG says “The finalists selected by the LALY judges this year truly reflect the broad range of lawyers and organisations who all have a vital role to play in ensuring people in our communities have access to high-calibre legal advice.”

The LALY judges said Daniel has “achieved remarkable successes for his firm’s public law department”. Daniel completed his training contract with Imran Khan and Partners, qualifying in June 2019. He has been involved in a number of significant and high profile cases including: the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and litigation; representing families bereaved after the largest loss of life in a single incident at a recycling plant in the UK; inquests into a number of deaths in custody and police shootings; and representing over 60 survivors of child abuse in the Lambeth Redress Scheme. Daniel also acts with Imran Khan QC for a number of core participants in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, including the upcoming Lambeth Council investigation.


The virtual LALY 2020 award ceremony will be held on 7 July. More information about the awards can be found here, and you can register to watch the free live broadcast here.

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