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Cathy McCulloch in Press and on TV

Cathy McCulloch’s personal views on sex, alcohol and keeping safe have gained national media attention. On 5th October the Daily Mail published an article by her. On 6th October she was interviewed on ITV’s morning magazine programme “This Morning”, and later on Channel ‘s “5 News Tonight”.

06 October / 2017
Author Clerks
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Another Rape Acquittal

On Friday 13th May Cathy McCulloch won an acquittal in what turned out to be another “he said – she said” rape trial at Durham Crown Court. Cathy established in cross-examination that the one alleged independent witness could not possible have seen what she claimed to have seen, so once more the key issue was the credibility of […]

15 May / 2017
Author Clerks
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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
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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
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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
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Fifty Shades Incest Acquittal

It is unusual for a Barrister to write in the terms which follow, but what follows was exceptional, and the result of very close teamwork between Barrister and Instructing Solicitors (JD Solicitors of Willenhall). Cathy McCulloch, instructed through her door tenancy at Church Court Chambers, explains:  Last week my client was dramatically found Not Guilty of […]

05 August / 2016
Author Clerks
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International Criminal Court – List of Counsel

Further to Cathy McCulloch’s recent admission to the List of Defence Counsel of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon as Lead Counsel, she has today been included on the List of Counsel before the International Criminal Court. The List of Counsel is created and maintained by the Registry of the ICC. Those on the List are eligible […]

07 March / 2016
Author Clerks
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UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon – Defence Counsel

Chambers are delighted to announce that on 23rd December, Cathy McCulloch was admitted to the List of Defence Counsel of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon as Lead Counsel. This appointment recognises her talent and professional skills as an advocate. She is one of only 166 advocates worldwide whose names appear on this list.

29 December / 2015
Author Clerks
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Direct Public Access – Private Client Criminal Defence and Civil Litigation

Cathy McCulloch has accepted direct instruction under the Direct Public Access scheme for several years. She is now approved by the Bar Council to conduct litigation. She is one of very few practicing Barristers who can to provide a complete service directly to the public for both Private Client Criminal Defence and for Civil Litigation

14 August / 2015
Author Clerks
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Update on Direct Action Mon 27th July

This Chambers continues to support #Unity to #savelegalaid and #saveukjustice. We support the Solicitors’ Protocol 2, and continue not to accept returns.

27 July / 2015
Author Clerks
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