Gilead Cooper QCBarrister at Wilberforce Chambers
Before coming to the Bar, Gilead enjoyed a brief career in publishing, editing books on photography, popular science and astronomy. He also spent a couple of years teaching in pre-revolutionary Iran. After pupillage, he worked in the Litigation Department of Freshfields for three years before returning to the Bar to take up a tenancy at 7 New Square. He joined Wilberforce Chambers in 2015.
“The Rolls-Royce silk of the Chancery Bar,” (The Legal 500, 2020) Gilead specializes in international trust and estates litigation. The latest (2022) edition describes him as “an intellectual giant”, and ranks him in Band 1 in all three of his main practice specialisms: Private Client Trusts & Probate, Offshore, and Art and Cultural Property. Gilead has a particular interest in digital assets and has written a number of articles about the legal issues raised by this rapidly developing technology. He was included in Cityweath’s recent list of the top 100 Crypto advisors and managers.