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Maxwell Cope

Call: 2019

    Email: Maxwell Cope


    • Law, LLB (Hons) – University of Chester (2:1)
    • Master of Laws, LLM – University College London (Merit)
    • Bar Professional Training Course – BPP (Very Competent)



    • Winner of the National Medical Law Moot (2017)
    • Queen Mother Scholarship awarded by The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple (2018)



    Maxwell was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a tenant at 7 Harrington Street Chambers following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Emma Fisher.

    Before coming to the Bar, Maxwell worked as a county court advocate for LPC Law. During this time, Maxwell undertook a wide variety of County Court hearings including small claims, mortgage possession, bankruptcy, infant settlement and return of goods. Whilst studying for his Master of Laws, Maxwell won the National Medical Law moot. This saw him compete in many rounds against 21 other Universities in a clinical negligence case.

    Maxwell is developing a broad and busy practice across Chambers’ specialisms with a strong focus on Criminal and Civil Law.



    Maxwell is a keen footballer, cricketer, and tennis player. He is a member of the Liverpool Bar Cricket Club. Maxwell is also a musician and used to play bass guitar in a band and gig across Liverpool. He continues to write and produce music in his spare time.


    Notable Cases


    A v P: Two-day multi-track employer’s liability trial involving issues of work equipment, training and risk assessments, and allegations of dishonesty;

    A v K: Complex relief from sanctions application concerning matters with the Damages Claims Portal;

    C v R: Represented two Claimants in a Fast Track road traffic accident trial.



    R v H: Two-day special reasons appeal at Liverpool Crown Court.

    R v M: Sentence at Carlisle Crown Court involving Arson with recklessness to endanger life, fraud and making a false statement.

    R v K: Represented two defendants in a two-day s.47 assault trial at Liverpool Magistrates Court.

    Practice Areas


    Maxwell has extensive civil law experience and has undertaken small claims, fast track, and multi-track trials.

    Despite his junior call, Maxwell has developed a very busy practice. He is approachable and user-friendly and this has no doubt assisted in his undertaking work normally reserved for those far beyond his call.

    Maxwell understands and appreciates the particular needs and demands of personal injury clients and always endeavours to turn around his paperwork in a short period of time. Where a case has particular urgency, he is able and willing to expedite even further the completion of papers.

    Maxwell accepts instructions to advise, draft pleadings and represent clients in relation to a broad range of civil matters.

    He has recently been involved in the following areas:

    • Consumer Credit Act
    • Contracts
    • Costs Litigation
    • Credit Hire
    • Employers Liability
    • Housing Disrepair
    • Landlord & Tenant
    • Nuisance Actions
    • Occupier’s Liability
    • Personal Injury
    • PPI
    • Professional Discipline & Negligence
    • RTA
    • Sporting Accidents
    • Stress at Work



    Maxwell has acted in complex multi-day trials and frequently acts for both prosecution and defence in the Crown and Magistrates’ courts.

    He is currently a Level 2 CPS panel advocate.

    During his pupillage, Maxwell has conducted a number of trials for both the prosecution and defence and has been instructed in private motoring matters – such as advancing exceptional hardship and special reasons arguments. He works well with solicitors and provides thorough and diligent advice.

    He has recently been involved in the following areas:

    • Assault, Robbery and other violent crime
    • Burglary & Theft
    • Confiscations (Including Proceeds of Crime, cash and asset forfeiture)
    • Drug Trafficking Offences
    • Disciplinary & Regulatory Proceedings
    • Firearms
    • General Crime
    • Motoring Offences




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