Ian Cooper > Capsticks LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP

Work Department

Clinical law, health and public law.


Ian is the head of the national Advisory team at Capsticks. Ian advises health and social care clients on a wide range of legal issues relating to the regulation of health and social care providers and the care and treatment of patients and residents.

Ian supports clients through complex and sensitive matters such as medical treatment cases, inquests, inquiries and serious incidents. He also frequently advises clients on confidentiality, data protection, mental health and mental capacity law and safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

Ian is highly regarded by Chief Executives and Boards for the advice and support he offers on Care Quality Commission regulation, which has included challenging regulatory and enforcement action taken by the CQC and also providing governance advice on how to achieve and demonstrate compliance with CQC standards.


Hempsons 1998-2002; Radcliffes Le Brasseur 2002-2005; Eversheds 2005-2008; DAC Beachcroft 2008-2014.


Law Society.


University of Leeds, 1996; LLB (Hons).



Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Capsticks LLP is well-known for its specific focus on public law work for the NHS; this includes judicial reviews of decisions to relocate or reconfigure clinical services and decisions that affect the treatment of individual patients with complex health and care needs. Peter Edwards has over thirty years’ experience advising public bodies on their governance and statutory powers and duties, especially with regards to clients in the healthcare sector. Ian Cooper heads up the national advisory and public law team.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; defendant

In Leeds, Capsticks LLP is a key advisor to NHS Trusts across the north of England, sitting on the NHS Resolutions Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts panel since 1995. Counterfraud and fundamental dishonesty claims are key areas of strength for the team, with associate Ruth Day taking a lead on these cases. The group has also seen continued growth in its inquest work, regularly handling sensitive and high-profile matters. Key partners include group litigation specialist Philip Hatherall; trial lawyer Dominic Ip; head of private healthcare sector Ian Cooper; and inquest advocate Adam Hartrick. Emily Senior departed in October 2021 to DAC Beachcroft LLP, while Keith Blundred joined the team from DAC Beachcroft LLP in March 2022.