Louise McCullough

Call: 1991

"A very able advocate, who is well prepared, thoughtful and extremely adept at dealing with sensitive cases"

Legal 500 2017 Leading Junior


Louise is a Senior Junior who undertakes Leading work for both Prosecution and Defence. She is a Grade 4 RASSO Prosecutor with vast experience of vulnerable witnesses and relevant special measures including Section 28.

She has experience across the breadth of Criminal cases from Murder to Fraud.

Louise was junior Counsel for the first Defendant Danny McLean in the “Honey trap” murder trial of Shakilus Townsend at the Central Criminal Court. Her cross-examination of the female second Defendant was reported on the BBC news website.

Notable Crime & Fraud cases

Taunton Crown Court R.v. UW

Initally charged as Attempted Murder. Estranged wife attended ex-partner’s home with a knife expressing a desire to kill him. Much of the attack was caught on “ring” doorbell. Various psychiatric assessments and delicate negotiations reduced the charge to Attempted Section 18 with a resultantly more favourable sentence.

Wood Green Crown Court R.v. AA

Sexual offences by a young man who “catfished” a number of young women with a view to blackmailing them for sex or money. Due to the young age of some of the complainants their cross examination was pre- recorded under section 28 of xx within weeks of the matter being sent to the Crown Court. Both the complainants and the Defendant were vulnerable in different ways and the case required careful and sensitive handling.

Guildford Crown Court R v. Stuart Menzies

Non-recent sexual abuse by three complainants. The case required thorough consideration of third party material and careful handling. Although the client was convicted he thanked Counsel for her efforts on the basis “You really fought for me”.

Winchester Crown Court R v. DB

Defending in a multi-handed “County lines” drugs case.

Northampton Crown Court R v. Urbaitis and Petraviciute

Louise represented a third Defendant who faced four counts of Modern Slavery by two Complainants. The allegations made included people trafficking and then holding in debt bondage. The suggestion was that the third Defendant was “the enforcer”. Careful tactical decisions had to be made in this case which lead ultimately to successful submissions of no case to answer at the conclusion of the Crown’s case leading to the client’s immediate release after being held on remand for a year.

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. To see my privacy notice click here.

  • LL.B(Laws) Hons (UCL)
  • Inns of Court School of Law,
  • Diploma of Forensic Medical Science (Worshipful Society of the Apothecaries)

  • CBA
  • SEC
  • Worshipful Society of the Apothecaries

  • Master of the Bench Hon Society of the Middle Temple

"Her real skill lies in handling sensitive cases with defendants with complex needs"

Legal 500 2018 Leading Junior

"She has a track record of prosecuting sensitive sex cases"

Legal 500 2019 Leading Junior

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