"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 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
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 relations disputes.
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.
Lucy is 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 compete.
Lucy undertakes general commercial work with an emphasis on business protection and unlawful competition, directors’ duties and fiduciary duties. Recent cases include:
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 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:
relation to internal disciplinary hearings, both chairing and representing, and has experience of appeals of regulatory decisions with recent experience including: