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No USB Stick – No Disclosure – No Justice

Cathy McCulloch’s determined approach to disclosure issues made the national press on Friday 2nd February 2018. The story which follows was picked up by the Daily Mail and The Times (paywall). Cathy represents one of three defendants in a multi-million drug supply case at Woolwich Crown Court. In November 2017, a trial was halted when […]

05 February / 2018
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Updates

Cases of Interest updated Welcome Page revised to emphasise that clients instructing Chambers enjoy the services of both Counsel and her dedicated clerk. For Professionals and About Chambers pages updated to include information about Cathy McCulloch’s clerking and administrative support

24 January / 2018
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Cathy McCulloch joins Midland Circuit

With an increasing case load at Nottingham, Derby and Leicester Crown Courts, Cathy is delighted that the Midland Circuit have approved her application to join.

21 November / 2017
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Rape Acquittal after retrial at St Albans Crown Court

On Tuesday 31st October 2017 Cathy McCulloch won an acquittal after a third trial. The first had been halted for lack of court time; the second and third were left to the jury to decide upon. Both juries were hung (unable to agree) and the Crown Prosecution Service have since decided not to go yet again. […]

02 November / 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 the door tenancy she had at the time at Church Court Chambers, explains:  Last week my client was dramatically […]

05 August / 2016
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