Louise was a full-time member of Chambers from 2008 to 2017, during which time she was instructed in a wide range of cases, particularly in public law, and she served on the Attorney General’s Panels and the Welsh Government’s Panel of Counsel.  She now has an academic role with the University of Law, teaching on a range of courses in legal education.


PgDL and BVC: City University, London
M.St. in Historical Research: St Hilda’s College, Oxford University
MA in Modern History: St Hilda’s College, Oxford University

Professional Memberships

South-eastern Circuit

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work


Qualified Mediator


McGartland v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 686

Declaration made at first instance pursuant to section 6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 upheld on appeal in case concerning an alleged former Irish informant.

CF v Security Service & others [2014] 1 WLR 1699

First section 6 declaration made under the Justice and Security Act 2013 allowing a closed material procedure in a civil claim

AB v Home Office [2014] UKEAT/0363/13/JOJ

EAT decision considering the circumstances in which the employment tribunal can conduct a review of a judgment

Mohamed & another v SSHD [2014] 1 WLR 4240

Control order / TPIM matter, where the CA decided that the reasons for rejecting the abuse of process case of suspected terrorists in control order / TPIM proceedings could not be confined to a closed judgment

Mark Duggan Inquest

The inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011 that sparked the riots.  Louise appeared as junior counsel for the IPCC.

R (oao Bourke) v SSJ [2012] EWHC 4041 (Admin)

Judicial review concerning the lawfulness of a decision to maintain a prisoner’s categorization status at Cat. A

R (oao Noureddine) v SSHD [2012] EWHC 4041 (Admin)

Judicial review concerning the lawfulness of a lengthy period of immigration detention of a Moroccan.

Baron Mereworth v MOJ [2012] Ch 325

Strike out of claim by a hereditary peer who sought a writ of summons entitling him to sit and vote in the House of Lords.

The Leveson Inquiry

This was a major statutory public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. David Barr served throughout as first junior counsel to the Inquiry. Cathryn McGahey appeared as junior counsel for the Chairman of the Inquiry during related judicial review proceedings. Louise Jones acted for the core participant victims in the judicial review proceedings. William Irwin acted throughout providing legal assistance to Counsel to the Inquiry. Emily Wilsdon assisted in the preparation of the report.

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