Monday, 22 August 2011 5:21 p.m.
Justice Mark Cooper studied law at the University of Auckland, graduating
LLB (Hons), MJur (Dist) and winning the Fowlds prize in law in 1979.
He commenced practice with the firm Butler White & Hanna, which later merged
into Simpson Grierson, and was principal legal advisor for the Auckland City,
North Shore City and Rodney District Councils, advising on a wide range of laws
affecting local government, including resource management, rates and