Sir Anthony Hooper completed his legal education at Trinity Hall,  a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England, the UK.  After obtaining his MA-LLB degree at this institution in 1962, Sir Anthony Hooper embarked on his eventful employment path, at first working as a lecturer at University of Newcastle-on-Tyne.  Further on, he pursued his academic career at several Canadian universities where he was employed consecutively as the Associate Professor and Professor of Law. 

Sir Hooper has also had quite a notable judicial career. At first, he worked for over 20 years as a barrister in England and Wales, prosecuting and defending under criminal cases, including the ones relating to corruption.  Afterwards, for almost a decade Sir Hooper served as the Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, presiding over numerous criminal trials.  Most recently, he held the position of Lord Justice of Appeal, dealing with many cases involving civil and criminal asset recovery orders made following conviction for different offenses.

Moreover, Sir Hooper was a chairman and investigator under a number of international high-profile cases. Particularly, he dealt with alleged corruption cases within athletics, as well as with alleged corruption in the choice of Olympic Games city hosts.

Last but not the least, Sir Hooper has been a speaker on anti-corruption and proceeds of crime legislation both in the UK and in other countries.  He has also advised internationally on criminal justice reforms.