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Wilberforce Chambers

Gilead Cooper QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

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UK Bar
Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

Band 1

Gilead Cooper QC
An eminent silk whose respected chancery practice is focused on contentious property and trusts. He attracts a wealth of praise for his advocacy.
Strengths: "He's incredibly intelligent, incredibly analytical and really personable."
Recent work: Instructed in Countess Bathurst v Chantler & Others, a claim by a beneficiary claiming the right to the use and enjoyment of a historic collection of paintings and furniture held in trust under her husband’s will.
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 2

Gilead Cooper QC
Gilead Cooper QC has a great standing in offshore litigation and has noted ability in trusts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence disputes. He also handles property disputes. Cooper has appeared in court proceedings in the BVI, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.
Strengths: "He has very in-depth knowledge of the subject matter." "Approachable and hands-on when required."
Recent work: Acted in a Cayman Islands case concerning the estates of a husband and wife worth in excess of USD30 million. A dispute arose as to how USD6.5 million of previously unaccounted funds should be distributed.
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Trusts - London (Bar)

Band 1

Gilead Cooper QC
Gilead Cooper QC is instructed in some of the most important and high-profile trusts cases of recent years. He has an increasingly international practice and acts for many significant clients in this area. Cooper is admitted to the BVI Bar and frequently appears in the courts of the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.
Strengths: "Assured in his approach and consequently very reassuring to the client, he provides first-rate advice. He is very clear in his analysis."
Recent work: Handled a case concerning a beneficiary claiming the right to the use and enjoyment of a historic collection of paintings and furniture held in trust under her husband’s will.
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Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Gilead Cooper QC
Well-known chancery barrister with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of art law topics. He often acts for major cultural institutions, including galleries, public bodies and museums.
Strengths: "He is intellectually impressive and unflappable."
Recent work: Instructed in QIP v Phoenix, a dispute regarding the authenticity of antiquities bought by an Arab sheikh from an international dealer.
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