Lucy’s practice focuses on children law (private and public) and surrogacy, with a particular interest in appellate work. Since joining chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her pupillage, Lucy has acted in some of the most consequential and high-profile cases in family law, including a number of cases before the Court of Appeal.
Lucy has appeared both in her own right and instructed as junior counsel in cases as diverse as Re Al M, AA v BB, Re H-N, Griffiths v Tickle and the recent case of K v K. In particular, Lucy has appeared in many of the recent, significant cases developing the court's approach to domestic abuse, rape, and coercive control.
Lucy is currently researching a book considering the consequences of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) on the tenth anniversary of its coming in to force.
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.
Modern Families & Surrogacy
Lucy has experience acting in modern family and surrogacy cases.
07 September 2021
Family Law Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that Chambers and several of our members have been recognised in three categories for the prestigious Family Law Awards.
20 January 2021
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.
08 September 2020
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.