"An acclaimed senior junior who is
praised for her grasp of detail and understanding of commercial reality… A
dogged and brave advocate, she will press points even if the judge may not be
with her in the beginning" Chambers and Partners, 2015
"Hailed by peers as a rising force … 'She is very effective in cross-examination' 'Very organised, she is dependable, calm and articulate'" Chambers and Partners, 2014
"A highly effective advocate who makes her points with
great flair … frequently instructed on cases across the employment law spectrum
which are of strategic importance to clients" Chambers and
"Robust and user-friendly" Chambers
and Partners, 2012
"Really knows her stuff … grasps complex issues
incredibly quickly and offers practical advice with genuine enthusiasm" Chambers
and Partners, 2011
"At once effective, charming and confident" Chambers
and Partners, 2010
A leading junior, Lucy’s High Court practice straddles
commercial and employment work with an emphasis on confidential information, fraud,
competitive activity and breaches of directors’ duties. She has particular
experience in litigation concerning post-termination restraints and team moves,
including applications for injunctive relief and speedy trials. Lucy was
counsel for the Claimant in the landmark case Whitmar v. Gamage and Others  EWHC 1881, the first reported
case to restrain the Defendants’ use of Linked-In.
With a wealth of experience across the spectrum of employment
law including all forms of discrimination and statutory complaints, Lucy
frequently acts in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High
Court. High value or complex discrimination and equal pay claims, and
whistleblowing complaints are a particular feature of Lucy’s practice. Lucy
also has experience of TUPE and collective consultation claims, and industrial
Lucy has a developing expertise in regulatory matters,
and is currently representing a NHS consultant at an internal disciplinary
hearings. Lucy is a member of ARDL and sits as a barrister member of the Bar’s Professional
Conduct Committee. Lucy has recently been appointed as Special Advisor to the
Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Standards Board.
frequently instructed in injunctive proceedings and has extensive expertise in
post termination restraints and has been instructed in relation to a range of
post termination matters, including fiduciary duties and preparatory steps to
- Phaidon v. Kostromski :
instructed on injunction raising issues about use of Linked-In and other
social media and whether it amounted to solicitation.
- Berthold Bauer v. Harwood :
obtained injunction and advised on enforcement and committal proceedings
on suspected breach of the Order.
- Whitmar v. Gamage and Others 
EWHC 1881 (Ch): acting for the Claimant in this milestone case concerning
social media, Lucy won first contested known injunction controlling the
Defendants’ use of Linked-In groups and connections. A further point of
note is the judge’s refusal to order speedy trial, as the Defendants had
not discharged the burden of proving the need for expedition.
- iPulse v. Murphy, Gilani and
Venner Shipley  QBD: acting for two individual Defendants
who dispute the enforceability of restrictive covenants as being too wide
- Misco v. Total Computer
Networks Limited; Misco v. Mpono  Ch D: led by David Reade
QC/Damian Brown QC, Lucy acted in two separate injunction applications for
the computer software distributor Claimant seeking to protect its
confidential information from reaching a competitor firm.
- Security Management Resources
v. Meager  Ch D: represented the Defendant to an
injunction application arising from alleged breaches of restrictive
covenants. Consent Order obtained including discontinuance and a payment
by the Claimant of the Defendant’s costs.
undertakes general commercial work with an emphasis on business protection and
unlawful competition, directors’ duties and fiduciary duties. Recent cases include:
- Re A
Specialist Underwriter : currently advising an underwriter at Lloyds on
potential action against former director who has set up in competition.
v. Karen Park  EWCH 3209 Ch D: represented the Defendant on the 3 day hearing,
and succeeded overturning order due to breach of the duty of full and frank
disclosure. Resisted application for Norwich Pharmacal relief; obtained costs
at the interim stage and 50% payment on account.
Europe Limited v. Dudman (2012) QBD: represented the CEO of a petrochemical
distributor against allegations of fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duty
and monies had and received. Listed for 4 day speedy trial;
Software Limited v. Playground Games Limited (2010): led by Charles Samek QC in
the preparation of a speedy trial acting for a major publisher of computer
games where 18 employees had left and set up a competing business;
- WCR Holdings Limited v. Steve Morris Associates
Limited (2010): led by Charles Samek QC in a £multi-million construction
dispute, representing owners in a claim of negligence against architects,
structural engineers and construction company.
Lucy acts frequently on matters concerning allegations
of breach of directors' duties including fiduciary duties. Lucy also undertakes
partnership and LLP matters and recently sat on the ELA Working Party
consulting with government on proposed changes to LLP members’ tax status. Recent
- Re a Chartered Accountancy LLP :
currently advising the sole director of a corporate member of an LLP on
exiting the LLP and setting up a competing business as an individual.
- Clark v. (1) Gresham House and
(2) Friars Management Ltd (2010): acted for the first Defendant in a claim
of breach of employment contract, listed for 6 day trial in the Chancery
Division but settled after Counsel-led mediation;
- Altecnic Limited v. Gizzi and
others (2010): represented 3 directors accused of
breaches of fiduciary and statutory duties, diversion of business and
Lucy is a Band 3 Employment Junior in Chambers and
Partners, and known for her comprehensive experience of all aspects of tribunal
claims, particularly high value claims. Frequently acts in cases unfair
dismissal including Public Interest Disclosure dismissals. Her experience of
direct and indirect discrimination claims extends to all forms of
discrimination, and Lucy has regular experience of high value claims, in the
public and private sectors. Particular experience of note includes:
- MacFarlane v. Berrymans :
Successfully defended well-known firm in high profile dismissal of partner
- Mann v. Siemens Limited 
Acted for the Claimant in highly charged claim of race discrimination
brought by Jewish woman against major German firm Siemens. Cross-examined
several members of Siemens’ board and its Attorney General.
- Steptoe v. Hertfordshire
Constabulary : successfully represented the Police in
disability discrimination complaint.
- Colomar-Mari v. Thomson Reuters
: successfully resisted appeal to
EAT on question of when repudiatory breach is waived by conduct.
- Webber v. NHS Direct : appeared on
appeal to EAT concerning the construction of a Pay Protection Policy and
whether it amounted to compensation for loss of office;
- K+L Gates v. Edelman :
appeared for the appellant on appeal to EAT against preliminary ruling to
permit the claim out of time;
- Wilson v. Praemium Services
Limited : acting for an investment management
company in a whistleblowing claim involving alleged breaches of FSA
- Lodge v. Financial Times :
acted for the FT in a highly publicized case with evidence given by the
Editor and several members of the Board.
- Pesa v. Morgan Stanley :
acted for the Claimant trader in a high-value sex and maternity
discrimination complaint against this major bank.
to internal disciplinary hearings, both chairing and representing, and has
experience of appeals of regulatory decisions with recent experience including:
- Re a
Private School : instructed by
the family of a 13 year old boy suspended then excluded for alleged drug
taking. Advised on injunctive relief and negotiations generally.
Urological Surgeon v. Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust  Advising doctor accused of malpractice
and misconduct, including parallel employment tribunal proceedings and GMC
Gynaecologist v. NHS Trust [2013-2014]: acted
(with Jeff Bacon) in an internal disciplinary matter for a consultant gynecologist
facing 350 charges of malpractice. Advised on issues arising from GMC
proceedings. Represented at hearing and successful in achieving a
conditional return to work.
v. General Optical Council : acted for the
GOC in resisting the appeal against refusal of student registration where
the student had been convicted and imprisoned in Brazil for attempted drug
v. General Dental Council : succeeded in
this registration appeal which saw a Dentist who suffers from multiple
sclerosis be admitted onto the Specialist Care Register. Lucy argued that
the GDC should make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 in
assessing the Dentist against the guideline criteria for registration.
v. General Dental Council : advised
a Dentist on prospects of appealing to the High Court the GDC’s decision
to strike him off as unfit to practice.