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Follow #legalaidhero on Twitter

If you are here but suspect that Barristers are fatcats who are on the take rather than working to keep the innocent free and the rest of us safe from the guilty, try this one #legalaidhero tweet

27 July / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

No Returns #Unity #SaveUKJustice

Cathy McCulloch is unavailable for defence work where the legal aid certificate is dated 01.07.15 or thereafter. With effect from Wednesday 16 July 2015 she is not accepting returns.

16 July / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

How Legal Aid Cuts will hurt the Vulnerable

Any who may think the fight against the Government’s Legal Aid agenda is about fat-cat self interest should read this article from today’s Guardian

02 July / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

#UNITY

Cathy McCulloch is unavailable for defence work where the legal aid certificate is dated 01.07.15 or thereafter. She will review her availability when the results of the CBA Ballot are announced.

02 July / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

Mitigation Works

Any practitioner or probation officer will tell you that taking drugs into a prison guarantees a custodial sentence. Not necessarily so: last week an unprecedented suspended sentence order was the result of thorough research and effective mitigation both written and oral. You can see more examples of Cathy’s research and advocacy here.

08 June / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

Strange Law

One would have thought that sibling rape is one of the worst examples of breach of trust. The case of ZBT ruled that this is not the case. Cathy McCulloch’s client received a sentence of 6 years (half what would normally have been expected). You can see more examples of Cathy’s research and advocacy here.

04 May / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

WHY NO JUSTICE IN ELECTION?

The British Justice system is in danger of total collapse, but the major parties are all ignoring the fundamental threats facing Justice and Law and Order. Why is there No Justice in the General Election? On Tuesday, 21st April 2015 at 20.00hrs at East Anglian Chambers (5 Museum Street, Ipswich IP1 1HQ) local legal professionals […]

17 April / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

The CCTV never misleads – or does it?

In a recent GBH case, CCTV of the scene in a nightclub appeared at first viewing to show clearly that the defendant had entered the room, and after a few seconds ran at the complainant and assaulted him. The defendant insisted he was innocent, so Cathy McCulloch reviewed the footage frame-by-frame. This detailed analysis revealed […]

25 March / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

Cases of Interest Updated

Cases of Interest updated, including R v ED Reading Crown Court 2015 GBH Not Guilty after full trial. CCTV appeared at first sight to prove guilt. Detailed analysis by Counsel showed otherwise; video enhanced and used to conclusive effect in court during XX of complainant.

25 February / 2015
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized

CBA Exec Elections – Personal Statement

In a Robing Room the other day I was working unashamedly to get my fellow Barristers to join the CBA and to vote in the forthcoming elections. One senior member of the Bar asked me if I was feisty and would I fight the common cause. I asked what he thought was “the common cause”. […]

09 December / 2014
Author Clerks
Category Uncategorized