Lucy is a leading senior junior with depth of experience across all aspects of employment law and commercial crossover work, especially business protection.
Lucy’s High Court practice has an emphasis on confidential information, fraud, competitive activity and breaches of directors’ duties. Cases often involve soft IP, regulatory and company matters. Clients instruct Lucy for her particular experience in litigation concerning restrictive covenants and team moves, including injunctions and speedy trials.
In the tribunal, Lucy works across the spectrum of statutory disputes and is sought out for her deft handling of heavyweight discrimination and whistleblowing cases including the widely publicised case of Abildgaard v. IFM and most recently Barrow v. KBR in which Lucy achieved one of the highest discrimination damages awards of £2.5 million. Lucy is experienced in collective disputes including union recognition, equal pay and all aspects of TUPE transfers and collective consultation.
Lucy is also sought out for complex internal investigations particularly in the financial sector and professional services, as well as for disciplinary hearings and appeals. Lucy is known for her forensic skill combined with pragmatic approach, and for producing reports that are “impressively balanced”. She offers a bespoke approach depending on the nature of allegations and seniority of those involved.
Alongside practice, Lucy sits on the Bar Council Equality and Diversity Committee. She regularly provides in-house training and speaks at conferences.
Lucy is recognised across the Directories and recent comments have included:
“Lucy articulates her arguments clearly and thoughtfully, thinking through the complexities but presenting points in an accessible way.”
Legal 500 2023
“She is very good on her feet, she is impressive in arguing a case and she is well prepared… She is a very supportive barrister and she fiercely litigates on her client’s behalf.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
Lucy’s approach was superb – she was collaborative, thorough, very knowledgeable, technically strong and good at strategy. Works very effectively with instructing solicitors and clients, and is flexible and supportive, delivering advice clearly and concisely – honest but reassuring to clients.
Legal 500 2022
An excellent junior who is known for her expertise in restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations… She has excellent client-handling skills and goes above and beyond to assist the client.
Chambers and Partners 2021
A tenacious advocate, who you feel is in your corner. She is on top of all the issues, is a great team player and works to get an excellent outcome for the client.’
Legal 500 2021
A great reputation for her profound expertise in confidential information, breaches of directors’ duties and restrictive covenant disputes
Who’s Who Legal 2020
Gets to the nub of the issue quickly and handles difficult clients well.’ ’
Legal 500 2020
“She is extremely knowledgeable in this area, is very responsive and gives very clear advice.” “She works tirelessly to achieve a satisfactory outcome for the client.”
Chambers and Partners 2020
Quickly grasps the issues and delivers practical strategic advice. She is responsive and commercially aware… She goes the extra mile.
Chambers and Partners 2019
Gives responsive and pragmatic advice and demonstrates great rapport with clients.
Chambers and Partners 2018
Very responsive, willing to be flexible with availability, good to work with, good with clients and definitely knows her stuff.
Chambers and Partners 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