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.
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 relations disputes. Lucy served as Special Advisor to the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Standards Board, and now provides ad hoc advice on specific projects including the retention of women barristers.
Lucy has a developing expertise in regulatory matters in particular financial services regulation, having completed the prestigious LSE short course on Financial Services Regulation. Lucy served as a barrister member of the Bar’s Professional Conduct Committee and is a member of ARDL.
What The Directories Say
An acclaimed senior junior who is praised for her grasp of detail andunderstanding of commercial reality… A dogged and brave advocate, she will press points even if the judge may not be withher 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 Partners 2013
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
Lucy undertakes general commercial work with an emphasis on business protection and unlawful competition, directors’ duties and fiduciary duties. Many of her cases are resolved before proceedings are issued and/or are commercially sensitive. Recent cases include:
Lucy is frequently instructed in many forms of injunctive proceedings with particular 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 compete.
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 experience includes:
Lucy has a developing disciplinary and regulatory practice and particular interest in financial services regulation reflecting her City-focused client base. Lucy completed the LSE short course on Financial Services Regulation in May 2015, covering all aspects including Conduct of Business, APER and Senior Manager Regime, Remuneration Code, Money Laundering, Market Abuse and Retail Consumer Protection. Her recent experience includes:
Lucy has a developing disciplinary and regulatory practice. She accepts instructions in relation to investigations and internal disciplinary hearings, both chairing and representing, and has experience of appeals of regulatory decisions with recent experience including: