Arran Cooper

Chartered Legal Executive

Arran is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Property Dispute Resolution team.  He advises clients in a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on the Public and Banking sectors. Arran advises in relation to varying landlord and tenant issues and real property disputes with a particular interest in the area of trespassing, contentious possession proceedings and agricultural matters.

Significant recent cases and instructions include:

  • Advising a number executor clients within the banking sector in relation to various boundary disputes.
  • Successfully obtaining vacant possession of public sector owned land from trespassers.
  • Advising landlords on their duties and obligations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 when selling blocks of flats.
  • Defending a prescriptive right of way application on behalf of a private client.
  • Successfully negotiating a settlement in respect of the withdrawal of a notice to treat pursuant to the Land Compensation Act 1961.
  • Advising clients in respect of abandoned horses on public sector land.
  • Dealing with many possession of residential property claims.
  • Advising agricultural land owners in respect of obtaining vacant possession of agricultural holdings granted pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
  • Dealing with leasehold extension and right to acquire matters on behalf of both private sector and banking sector clients.
  • Paralegal at Hugh James from 2014 to 2018
  • Qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2018

Education

  • LLB in Law (Glamorgan University) (2013)
  • Distinction in Legal Practice (The University of South Wales) (2014)

What do you like to do outside work?

I am a fan of both American football and baseball. In my spare time, I’m either watching games or reading books on the history of the sports. In the summer months (and when weather permits), I play for a local softball team and that competes in Cardiff’s softball league.

I am a keen traveller, with particular focus on visiting America, Japan and the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

Having spent time working part time in a local cinema during my years in University, I have developed a particular interest in film.

I also regularly volunteer at fund-raising events in support of local children’s charities.

 

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