Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2017

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law


Turlough was called to the Bar in 2017.

Turlough has particular experience representing defendants in criminal proceedings at Magistrates’ Court, and Crown Court level. Turlough has also represented appellants challenging their convictions in the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland, following a reference from the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Turlough regularly appears before the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland on behalf of prisoners seeking release and has successfully represented indeterminate custodial, and life sentence prisoners. Turlough also appears before the Mental Health Review Tribunal on behalf of patients detained under The Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 who are seeking discharge.


2015; LL.B Law; Queen’s University Belfast, Second Class Honours, First Division

​2017; Postgraduate Diploma, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Commendation

2017; Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland

2017; Inn of Court Prize, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland

2017; Diageo Prize for Licensing, Institute of Professional Legal Studies