About us

Cooper & Co was formed in 1997 and we are specialists in Civil and Criminal cases on Doglaw.

In 2023 we are celebrating 26 years since we first opened, so we like to think that we have a considerable ‘pedigree’!

Although based in Kent we act and advise in cases throughout England and Wales. Our website will provide you with a summary of the principle legal issues involved with the cases that we deal with most regularly. However, if you have a specific issue you must not regard this website as constituting advice and so please contact us by the most suitable method for one to one help.

Doglaw is a complicated area of law and we fully appreciate that if it’s your dog that’s in trouble that it’s never a case of “it’s only a dog”. We hope you will come to regard us as your friends at the end of the phone.

Specialists in Dog Law | Tel: 01304 755 557

Trevor Cooper

Solicitor Trevor Cooper is the Principal of Cooper & Co and he has been qualified as a Solicitor since 1987. Trevor has a wealth of experience in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation cases.

Richard Shawcross

Richard has been qualified as a Solicitor since 2014 and is a specialist in civil litigation.He is mainly home based.

Bruce Turner

Bruce has been qualified as a Solicitor since 1992 and he works with us at Cooper as a Solicitor Consultant mainly acting in personal injury cases and some contract disputes.

Jack Sullivan

Jack gained a first class degree in law from the University of Kent in 2022 and has since passed both SQE1 and SQE2 with BPP, so is well on the way to qualifying as a Solicitor.Jack covers a range of disciplines including civil litigation and wills/probate.

Hedley Wethered

Hedley (or Fred as we call him) has been with Cooper & Co since the beginning in 1997 and as the firm’s book-keeper he makes sure that our ledgers balance.

Lewis Moon

Lewis, who has a first class degree in maths from the University of Sussex, has been with us since 2023 as our in-house Costs Clerk.

Sowmya Gollamudi

Sowmya has recently joined us in 2024 as an Administrative Assistant

Laurence Gellhorn

Laurie has a 2:1 History degree from Durham University. Laurie has joined us as a paralegal and aims to start studying for the SQE soon.

Aidan Moore

Aidan studied at Canterbury Christ Church University for a Diploma of Higher Education in Law and shall soon be resuming his law degree with the Open University.He has joined us as an Admin Assistant and will also be helping Trevor at weekend seminars.