Lucy joined Chambers in April 2021 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Adam Dawson, James Thacker, Kate Lamont, Tom Restall and Eleanor Mawrey. She enjoys a busy practice across all Chambers’ practice areas and is in court on a daily basis.
Lucy regularly appears in the County Court, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and the Family Courts. Alongside her court-based practice she is keenly developing a paper-based practice.
Prior to coming to the bar, Lucy assisted in the setting up of a private GP practice for two years before moving to work as a Paralegal at Stewarts in their Personal Injury Department and then as a Paralegal to a barrister specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence.
In addition to studying for the BPTC she was involved in a student-led charitable project, teaching debating skills to inmates in London prisons on a weekly basis, subsequently directing the programme in the year before starting pupillage. Lucy also volunteered for a project teaching advocacy to young students at a West London secondary school, culminating in a mock trial at Gray’s Inn.
Lucy is particularly interested in encouraging diversity at the Bar and working with young people interested in experiencing the legal profession.
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Lucy is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court across London and the South East.
Lucy has conducted trials involving vulnerable witnesses, expert evidence and dealt with victimless prosecutions.
Lucy has become accustomed to conducting Crown Court interim applications and mentions remotely and is confident doing so.
Lucy represents defendants in the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Lucy also represents Defendants in the Youth Court and is knowledgeable of the specific procedures involved in such matters. This has included representing youths charged with grave crimes.
Lucy is quickly developing a busy police law practice and is frequently instructed by police forces across the country to provide representation and advice on technical issues in a range of applications including:
Lucy frequently represents the police is the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, including in appeals.
Lucy has a busy personal injury practice, which sees her regularly acting for both claimants and defendants in Stage 3 hearings, small claims trials, approval hearings and disposal hearings.
Lucy accepts paperwork instructions in addition to her court work. Lucy can advise on liability and quantum in matters of personal injury, credit hire, employer liability and public liability claims.
Lucy has significant experience dealing with claims for rental arrears and possession of property in the County Court. Lucy is familiar with the application of The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021.
Lucy has recently begun accepting instructions from regulatory bodies and is keen to develop her practice in medical regulation.
Prior to coming to the bar, Lucy worked as a Paralegal at Stewarts in their Personal Injury Department and then as a Paralegal to a barrister specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence.
Lucy predominantly represents Local Authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians in care proceedings and is often instructed in Interim Care Orders, Emergency Protection Orders, IRHs and case management hearings.
Lucy’s broad common law practice means that she is well placed when considering cases which involve both criminal and family proceedings or require disclosure to or from the police. She regularly advises on such matters.