Lucy specialises in all aspects of civil and personal injury law. Lucy has recently completed pupillage under the supervision of Toby Sasse.
She has undertaken a full range of civil hearings including Small Claims, Fast Track Trials, Interlocutory Applications and Stage 3 Hearings. Lucy has a detailed knowledge of the Low Value Road Traffic Accident Protocol process and has drafted applications, witness statements and skeleton arguments in order to dismiss claims for non-compliance with the portal or in order to transfer proceedings to the Fast Track.
Lucy undertakes advisory and drafting work in all areas of civil law. In respect of the Protocol, she has drafted documents including witness statements, draft orders and skeleton arguments in support of applications to dismiss claims for failure to comply with the portal rules and/or to transfer proceedings to the Fast Track due to the complexity of the issues to be decided. She appreciates the importance of engaging with cases at an early stage in order to identify issues and prepare thoroughly.
Lucy has an interest in regulatory proceedings. Prior to pupillage Lucy joined Browne Jacobson LLP as an Assistant Advocate in their regulatory team. Lucy was appointed as a Presenting Officer for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, preparing and prosecuting cases of unprofessional conduct. She worked with vulnerable witnesses in order to bring cases to hearing and advised the NCTL on achieving best evidence. In addition, she assisted with the preparation for inquests for local authorities, hospitals and prisons.
Lucy has also defended appeals in the Magistrates’ Court for the Security Industry Authority and DVLA. She has experience advising Defendants in relation to HSE prosecutions in preparation for trial.
Overview: Local Government Law (2015) 6 UKSCY 417
Overview: Local Government Law (2015) 5 UKSCAR 349
Lucy is also a regular contributor to ‘Inside 18’. Previous articles have addressed late acceptance of a Claimant’s Part 36 offer in fixed cost cases, the scope of MOJ portal admissions and credit hire.