For approaching 30 years Martin Hooper has prosecuted and defended in serious criminal matters before the Crown and Appellate Courts and in related areas of law, throughout the UK but primarily in London and the South East of England.
He is an experienced and well respected advocate, noted for his calm presence and attention to detail. He has extensive experience as a leading and junior counsel in the full range of criminal offending including homicide, serious and organised crime, drugs, violence and complex fraud and financial work.
“We would like to thank you for all your effort over the last eight weeks... This case has been running alongside 9 others under the umbrella operation and we would like to thank you for the professional work you have done... you have been outstanding.” - DS Barker - Lead Officer Camden Crime Squad
“He has appeared before me on a number of occasions ...most recently a case alleging historical sexual abuse stretching back 30 years, and to defend such a case demands careful preparation. It is clear that had been done because the pre-trial application to exclude a highly prejudicial piece of evidence was well researched and firmly argued. It was successful. As in a lot of these cases care and tact had to be employed in cross-examining the complainant and I felt no need to intervene at any stage. The closing speech was measured, in keeping with the way in which the case had been conducted throughout ...” - HHJ Carroll, Crown Court Judge
“ Martin has worked for this firm for nearly 20 years ... his questioning of witnesses has always been firm but fair. His preparation is exceedingly thorough and he basically leaves no stone unturned. He has a high intellect ...and has always grasped both the facts of the case and the law ...” - P Smith, Instructing Solicitor
“From the first time I met Mr Hooper I was confident in his ability ... he clearly was familiar with all the facts and I had every confidence that he would secure me the right outcome, which he did...” - D Nelson, Lay Client