Senior junior frequently instructed on high value and complex matters and often against silks. Lucy has depth and breadth of experience of all aspects of employment law and the crossover to commercial work including soft IP, regulatory and company matters. Lucy’s High Court practice has 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 feature of Lucy’s practice.
Alongside practice, Lucy is Company Secretary of the ELA. Having served as Special Advisor to the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Standards Board, Lucy now provides ad hoc advice on specific projects including the retention of women barristers. From 2012-2015, Lucy served as a barrister member of the Bar’s Professional Conduct Committee.
“Very responsive, willing to be flexible with availability, good to work with, good with clients and definitely knows her stuff.” Chambers and Partners 2017
“Always clear and pragmatic when giving advice.” Legal 500 2017
“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 2016
“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 2015
“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 2014
“Robust and user-friendly.” Chambers and Partners 2013
“Really knows her stuff … grasps complex issues incredibly quickly and offers practical advice with genuine enthusiasm.” Chambers and Partners 2012
At once effective, charming and confident: Chambers and Partners, 2011
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:
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 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 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’s disciplinary and regulatory practice includes acting as Investigator, as well as representing at internal hearings. She has a 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. She accepts instructions in relation to investigations and internal disciplinary hearings, both chairing and representing, and has experience of appeals of regulatory decisions Her recent experience includes: