Lucy joined chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Jessica Lee, Claire Heppenstall and Susan Pyle.
Prior to joining chambers, Lucy spent 18 months working as a paralegal, gaining experience in private law children and financial remedies work.
Lucy practices in all areas of chambers’ work and has experience being instructed as junior counsel, including in complex high court cases.
Family Finance & Property
Lucy is a straight forward but forceful advocate and combines a forensic eye for detail with a pragmatic approach to advising and running financial remedies cases.
Lucy practices in all aspects of financial remedies including freezing orders, TOLATA, Schedule 1 applications, enforcement, and private FDRs. Lucy is also available to advise on and draft pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Children (Private Law)
Lucy brings compassion and care to private law children work and has considerable experience dealing with s8 applications, including cases involving alienation, enforcement, serious allegations of abuse, and complex issues of mental or physical illness of parents and children.
International Family Law
Lucy has experience in cases involving international family law, including international child abduction and international relocation.
Children (Public Law)
Lucy practices for all parties in public law children proceedings. During pupillage and in practice, Lucy has had exposure to complex public law children work including cases involving terrorism, non-accidental injury, and neglect.
Domestic Violence & Injunctions
Lucy has experience in a range of Family Law Act applications, including non-molestation orders, occupations orders and transfer of tenancy applications.
- Notable Cases
Nine members of 1GC Family Law instructed in linked appeals in the Court of Appeal in cases involving allegations of Domestic Abuse
The Court of Appeal is this week hearing four linked appeals in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse.
Family Law Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that our clerking team and four of our members have been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Law Awards.
Lucy Maxwell - ‘Non-molestation and occupation orders during lockdown’
A rise in domestic violence is an inevitable consequence of lockdown.
Charles Geekie QC, Sharon Segal and Lucy Maxwell represent Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in highly complex children proceedings
Charles Geekie QC, Sharon Segal and Lucy Maxwell represented Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in the highly complex children proceedings before the President of the Family Division and Court of Appeal.