Louise Turner is a Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive at Monan Gozzett LLP.
She specialises in all aspects of criminal defence work as well as education law, specifically School Admission Appeals, having completed training as Clerk to the School Admissions Appeal Panel within a local authority. She also has a particular interest in supporting and representing bereaved families on matters concerning inquests before the coroner's court.
Louise is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has many years of experience as a court advocate in criminal proceedings. She gained her Magistrates Court qualification and was admitted to the Law Society Criminal Litigation Scheme in 2013 and has been an accredited Police Station representative for over 16 years. Louise is also a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.
Protecting her clients against false allegations is where Louise is an expert. She approaches cases in a highly proactive way and places high importance on early engagement with the Police and Prosecution to resolve cases at the earliest opportunity for her clients.
Over her years of experience, Louise has represented clients in serious and complex criminal matters, including murder, manslaughter, fraud, and serious sexual assault cases. Louise also has experience representing clients in taxi licensing appeals, prosecutions by environmental health and trading standards, and complaints made against members of the medical profession before the General Medical Council.
Experienced in representing clients from professional backgrounds, Louise is good at seeing the big picture for a client, ensuring that her representation not only considers the case in hand but is particularly expert at considering the overall impact a case may have in relation to a client’s professional reputation, status, and ability to practice.
Louise also uses her investigatory and litigation experience when representing clients in family matters such as Children Act matters concerning issues relating to children following the breakdown of a relationship, defending non-molestation orders and divorce.
Used to working with the very best and most astute Barristers and Queens Counsel in the country Louise is especially talented in listening to her clients, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a case, and ensuring the best outcome is achieved.
Over recent years Louise has taken an active role for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives by working with the legal professions to increase diversity within the judiciary. This work has included working on high-level committees including members of the judiciary and officials from the Judicial Office, Judicial Appointments Commission, Law Society, Bar Council as well as their regulators including the Bar Standards Board, Legal Services Board, and CILEX Regulation.
Further, Louise has good links with senior members of the coroner's court and has recent experience of observing inquests on the papers and in-person including jury inquest.
Successfully overturns a Penalty Notice Decision (PND) and prosecution in respect of her client accused of wasting police time by submitting persuasive and robust written representations to the Crown Prosecution Service who concluded that they would withdraw the matter. This means the case is now concluded for our client and his reputation is left intact.
Achieved a no further action for the client who faced a historic allegation of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 years old.
The Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme Certificate - 2013
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Advocacy Certificate in Criminal Proceedings – 2011 (under renewal)
Institute of Legal Executives – 2008
The Legal Services Commission Police Station Accreditation Scheme Certificate – 2006
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Chair of the Chichester Branch of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives 2013-2014
Women in Criminal Law - Member
Trustee of Birdham Pre-School – 2020-2021