Ms Louise Sweet QC > Chambers of William Clegg QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of William Clegg QC
2 Bedford Row


Fields: Crime and Regulatory.
Louise is trusted in complex, emotive and high profile cases achieving a consistent record of successful results. Particularly respected in vulnerable witness cases.
Sexual offences:  a kind but firm style repeatedly winning at first instance and on appeal. Operation Clover, a Lord Mayor, a Coronation Street actor, military personnel, sportspeople businessmen and historic abuse cases, where complainants serving police officers. Lead advocacy trainer for SEC for vulnerable witnesses.
General crime: Unafraid of challenging cases and good with media: Mick Philpott (Derby Fire Case) 6 children perished, intense national interest. Successful diminished responsibility for plumber who decapitated his wife suffering from alcohol dependency syndrome and a baby deaths (e.g mother cleared of killing her baby, shaken baby syndrome, cut-throat) and numerous acquittals for murder where “gang” motives attributed.
Financial crime: Organised and jury friendly. “The Wonga Fraud”, 19000 fraudulent loans netting £6.2m, Operation Mecklenburger, €80m, proceeds of organised crime laundered via London bureau de changes, Operation Elvedon, and Ozakpinar and Others, corruption in public office. Recent boiler room success include sale of diamonds and carbon credits. Louise defends prosecutions by all government agencies, SFO, NCA, Trading Standards, HMRCE and FCA.
Current Cases: Baby murder, main witness autistic child. Head Teacher serious sexual offences pupils. Man accused of rape of toddler.
Regulatory: Tribunal Judge at MPTS (GMC) Defends in professional misconduct cases. FCA (complaints and asset restraint). Direct Access. Lectures. Posts articles.


CBA,SEC, Fraud Lawyers Association, ARDL, Howard League.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Louise Sweet QC2 Bedford RowBrilliant with difficult clients.