Edward Cooper

Edward Cooper is our exclusively recommended Industrial Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edward directly using the contact details listed above.

Edward specialises in all aspects of employment law, both for individuals and for trades unions. His experience has a particular emphasis on collective and policy matters; including trade union and industrial law, as well as public law and human rights-related employment issues. Edward has advised on the rules and procedures governing numerous trade unions and has wide experience in advising trade unions on mergers, internal disputes and industrial action issues. He has conducted numerous judicial review applications in public sector employment rights issues, and acted for a wide range of individual claimants in a wide range of industries.

He also has a growing practice advising claimants in professional negligence claims arising from the previous handling of their employment disputes by other solicitors and advisers.

Edward is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Career Overview:

Edward joined Slater and Gordon Lawyers in 1985 becoming a Principal Lawyer in 1988, since when he has been the National Practice Group Leader of the award winning employment department, which was named the “Employment Team of the Year” at the Lawyer Awards in 2006 (as well as in 2000 and 2002). Executive Reps, the service introduced by Edward was recognised as a “stand out” client service in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2008.