Archive: February 2017

Alcohol and Casual Sex can be Legally Toxic – Especially for Men

Rape is evil. The very word is highly emotive. There are, however, many defendants who are neither evil nor rapists. They just did not have the armour of knowledge to guide them to the right decision. The Courts have thankfully found that “Stranger Rapes” are extremely unusual. Most rapes which find their way into the […]

28 February / 2017
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

Chance Phone Call Saves Youngster from Kidnap

Like most Criminal Barristers, Cathy McCulloch both prosecutes and defends. One recent case at Ipswich Crown Court was reported in the Sun.

27 February / 2017
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

Acquittal at Durham Crown Court in Alleged Student Rape

Following a 2 week trial, including a prosecution case which received widespread and lurid press coverage, Cathy McCulloch’s client was acquitted of 3 counts of rape. Defence was reasonable belief that the complainant had consented. Following a forensic dissection of the prosecution case in a closing speech described by a member of the national press […]

24 February / 2017
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized