Louise Turner is a Senior Associate, and a 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. Louise can also assist in relation to School Exclusion appeals, Safeguarding, special education needs, including Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and complaints, including applications to amend data held by an education setting in respect of a pupil.

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 as well as a CILEX Litigator and Advocate in Criminal Proceedings, meaning that she acts in her own right on behalf of clients in criminal proceedings. She has many years of experience as a court advocate in criminal proceedings having gained her Magistrates Court qualification and was admitted to the Law Society Criminal Litigation Scheme in 2013. Louise has also been an accredited Police Station representative for over 18 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 King's 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 in 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. Louise is now a Specialist Reference Group Adviser, helping to provide insights regarding sector and practice-specific issues as well as wider reflections on her experience as a CILEX professional. In addition, she volunteers for the The CILEX Foundation, a charity which exists to help address issues faced by those from underrepresented groups and to broaden access to legal careers by removing some of the barriers to legal education and career progression.

Further, Louise has good links with senior members of the coroner's court and has recent experience observing inquests on the paper and in person, including jury inquests.

Locally, Louise has founded a group with other professional women called Chichester Corporate Ladies Club which raises valuable funds for Dementia Support and their day centre, Sage House in Tangmere, which provides respite for those living with Dementia and their families.

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Together Louise Turner, Maria Monan, and Joanne Coller instruct KC Sarah Elliot to represent our client, an engineer, charged with 2 counts of historic indecent assault. The client was found not guilty by a unanimous jury after only 27 minutes in deliberations, following a 4 day trial whereby submissions within the defence case highlighted the multiple inconsistencies within the complainants accounts along with photographic material presented to the jury in evidence, to highlight the dates and logistics of the allegations could not have been possible.

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.

Louise worked closely with Counsel, Hayley Douglas of Doughty Street Chambers to secure acquittal for her client who was charged with possession of a bladed article. The case relied upon the defence of “good reason” and Louise gathered evidence and called witness evidence to support her client's defence, establishing that he had a good reason for having a large ornamental machete knife in his vehicle.

I cannot praise the team at MG highly enough.
From my initial contact I felt reassured by the personable professionalism of every member of the team that I engaged with.
Despite many months of uncertainty and dark times for members of my family, Louise and Neal were always on hand to help, guide and bring balance and assurance in their work; involving lengthy and often frustrating processes.
My gratitude to Louise and Neal is immeasurable and has truly made life and the future look hopeful once again.
I cannot recommend their services highly enough. Quite simply outstanding.

Can I say a huge thank you Louise, to both yourself and to Neal, for your support and direction in this matter.
I know it is your job, career and profession but both your approaches were of care and consideration, that was tactful and considerate to the level of stress I was feeling at that time.

I won't go into too much detail due to the personal nature of the allegations. Suffice to say I was professionally assisted by Louise Turner who in my opinion is worth her weight in gold or crypto in this day and age. With her advice and guidance she gave me pragmatic and cost effective advice in order to provide me with a level of legal protection without breaking the bank. I can highly recommend Louise Turner.

Very good advice and prompt with no delays. The quality of the work was excellent.

Louise gave me some great advice in a school appeal that I was heading in the wrong direction in. Without the advice and knowledge that Louise gave me I think I would of struggled to win the appeal. I am truly grateful for this and would highly recommend Louise and the team, I cannot thank Louise enough.

I wanted to thank Monan Gozzett, not only for the work preparing the representations which resulted in the GMC not proceeding with the complaint which was made against me, but to also express my utmost gratitude for their support and guidance during what was an extremely difficult time.

I wanted to take the time to ensure I thanked Monan Gozzett for their work on my matter, which resulted in the police officer confirming that they would be taking no further action me following false allegations made by wife.

Thank you to the team for your valuable support and the work you put in to make this happen. I am truly grateful for the significant role you played in achieving this outcome for me.

When I first contacted Monan Gozzett I had just found out my husband was having an affair, my life was falling apart and I didn’t know where to turn. Monan Gozzett offered me empathetic and pragmatic advice and gently guided me through those difficult early weeks when I felt lost and hopeless. They supported me through the divorce process, providing me with practical and sensible options as to what I could do next. I was impressed by their balanced approach; they took a realistic and no-nonsense stance to protect my interests whilst simultaneously dealing with my husband in a sensitive manner, which enabled us to agree the arrangements in relation to our young son and finances.

I would like to express my thanks to the team for the guidance and exceptional care she provided me during what has been a very difficult year. The team were very warm and friendly, & dealt with my many insecurities and worries in a kind and professional manner and without them I would have not been able to cope. Monan Gozzett treated me with compassion and understanding, whilst always remaining professional. I felt able to ask questions and seek clarification and reassurance from her regarding the divorce process which seemed incredibly intimidating at times.

Monan Gozzett's approach and their availability was truly remarkable and has given me great support and advice every step of the way. I want to thank you all for being there for me and working hard on my case, this year will never fade from my memory and I will forever be grateful to Monan Gozzett for helping me get through it.

Relationship breakdown is a shocking and distressing time, it is so important to have support from a lawyer you trust and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Monan Gozzett as a dedicated and compassionate firm.

I am beyond happy with my experience with Neal and his team. They were all incredible and the result I received was beyond what I could have expected. I was truly overwhelmed by the outcome and the sheer will power and talent that Neal and his team seem to radiate. Neal went above and beyond normal expectations and managed to dig up every relevant case to use in the proceedings. He was truly amazing, he made me feel at ease and explained every part of the process so well I didn’t once feel under prepared or on my own. It was a pleasure to have someone like him looking out for my best interest. I would recommend his company to anyone dealing with an impossible task as he will find a way! Many thanks to Neal and every member of his team.

I much prefer to appoint a local company and one that is recommended, Asif (all be it we have only met twice) has been a gentleman and very kind, so I trust his judgment.

I needed advice and help on a concern. I found Neal very knowledgeable and experienced. My concern was addressed and resolved in a short period of time. It was also important for me that I paid a reasonable fee and no time was wasted or extended.

Thanks so much, Asif. Honestly, just reading your letter made me feel so much better. It's hard to explain but I've felt so isolated and lonely about this issue for so long so it just feels really good to know I'm not alone. You are a legend of a lawyer, and I just hope I'm as good, and calm, as smart, and wise as you one day. Please take great care of yourself and your family.

Firstly, I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and support. We are struggling and feel desperate, if it wasn’t for you we couldn’t cope. You are our guardian angel and we truly appreciate having you fighting our corner.

Neal is a great Solicitor and is very popular with his clients. He is very thorough, attentive and diligent and he always works and fights very hard for them. He is very approachable, is an excellent "jargon buster" and clients are always comforted that he is on their side and no one else's. I have known him for his entire career and I recommend him without hesitation.

Dear Neal

Firstly, thank you very much for the excellent service we received from you and your staff.

Although I knew it was a false and malicious allegation, you always gave me confidence I would get the right result.

Neal and Louise assisted me with preparing a safeguarding package after my ex-girlfriend started making threats and false allegations. Neal was very thorough with detailing the various options available to me and instantly put me at ease. I could tell that he was on my side. Louise was very detailed and efficient in putting together the work. They both helped tremendously in assisting me with navigating a very difficult time.

I instructed MGS Solicitors in a matter that was particularly important and was extremely impressed with their professional, friendly and rapid response. Within 2 hours I was being assisted by Stephanie (who was absolutely fantastic) and I had spoken to Neal who had also been excellent, reassuring and happy to help with any questions!

Would definitely recommend using MGS to anyone as they are excellent.

Neal Gozzett and his team are truly professional in their work. They understand your situation and are quick to empathize and offer advice. I had a unique situation and they were accommodating throughout. Neal went above and beyond to ensure my situation was handled. It's extremely obvious to me he and his team fully care about their clients as people.

Louise's expert advice, guidance and support led to a very positive outcome for our matter. She communicated with us every step of the way. Throughout the process we felt that Louise genuinely had our best interests at heart. Would highly recommend.

Neal and Rachel helped me get vile and distressing allegations against me dropped before it got to CPS, which saved me more unwelcome distress and upset.

They also provided emotional support every step of the way, at what was a difficult and challenging time. The fact they believed in my innocence proved a shining light of hope.

“Thanks Stephen, it was great to see you and we really appreciate all your advice - we can rest easy now!

"Many thanks again to you and your staff for the friendly and helpful manner in dealing with our wills.”

The Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme Certificate - 2013

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Advocacy Certificate in Criminal Proceedings – 2011

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


Specialist SRG Adviser, within the Criminal Practitioners Group of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)

Volunteer to the CILEX Foundation

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