About us

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

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.

We can also provide advice on civil disputes on cats www.catlaw.co.uk and have recently set up a family law department which is run by an experienced specialist matrimonial lawyer www.divorcelawkent.co.uk

Specialists in Dog Law | Tel: 01304 755 557

Trevor Cooper

Solicitor Trevor Cooper, the Principal, is now in his 27th year of acting for dog owners. Trevor was awarded the Phyllis Mayer Argus Medal by Dogs Trust “in recognition of long and distinguished service on behalf of dogs”.

He was also awarded the Lesley Scott-Ordish Memorial Award by PRO – Dogs for having made “an outstanding contribution to the world of dogs”. Trevor has previously been a Principal Solicitor the Environment Agency prosecuting cases in the North East, the Doglaw Specialist for Dogs Trust and is currently the Doglaw Consultant to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

He is frequently in demand for media appearances and regularly gives seminars to professionals and dog clubs all over the country.

Hedley Wethered

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

Nik Starmer-Smith

Nik has been a caseworker for over 25 years. Nik undertakes both criminal and civil doglaw work and advice. He came to Cooper & Co. in 2010 having previously been the Head of Office of a large not-for-profit legal service provider.

He is married with three grown up sons and is an avid motorcyclist and scuba diver. He has a black belt in taekwondo but says that he’s a bit too old for that malarky any longer preferring to keep body and soul together as a yoga practitioner.

David Rogers

David Rogers

Although has been coming to and from Cooper & Co for the last few years, we’re keeping hold of him now.

He still enjoys music, photography, and videography, and keeps very busy playing in multiple bands and musical outfits as well as freelance photography and production work.