Awards

2017: HHJ Paul Clark Scholarship, Middle Temple
2016: UCL Advances & Santander Summer Internship Award

Experience

Year of Call: 2018

Education

The City Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law & Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
UCL, Russian Studies BA

Languages

Russian

Profile

Lucy has a busy practice which encompasses all areas of family law.  She recently joined chambers following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Nick Fairbank, Mark Jarman and Jane Rayson.

Lucy has experience in matrimonial finance law as well as all areas of children law, including private, public and international cases.


Matrimonial finance

Lucy represents both married and unmarried parties in financial remedies proceedings following relationship breakdown as well as financial disputes relating to children.

Private children law

Lucy is regularly instructed in private law matters and has represented clients in cases in which there are allegations of domestic violence and / or parental alienation. Lucy also has experience of cases with an international element, including applications to relocate abroad.

Lucy is particularly interested in the law relating to assisted reproductive technologies and the evolving environment of the law of surrogacy in this country and in other jurisdictions.

International children

Lucy appears in the High Court representing both applicants and respondents to cases brought under the Hague Convention and also has experience of cases involving child abduction to non-Hague countries.

Public children law

Lucy has represented local authorities and parents in public law proceedings including those with serious allegations of neglect and substance abuse. She also has experience of cases involving allegations of non-accidental harm.

Other experience

Prior to commencing pupillage, Lucy interned at the Legal Action Group where she assisted in editing publications including the Court of Protection Handbook. Lucy also worked in between her studies as a paralegal in a busy family law department at a London firm.

Lucy studied Russian at university and spent a year living in Moscow and St Petersburg.  She remains interested in Russian language and culture.