Areas of Expertise
Lucy has recently returned to the Bar following a career break with her family. She has practised across a range of civil work with particular interest in planning, appearing at numerous inquiries with a broad range of issues including housing, agriculture , transport and commercial, as well as appearing at Highways Inquiries and conducted the Rhymney Valley Local Plan Inquiry.
She advised extensively on cases under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 with successful appearances in the Lands Tribunal.
She also worked in regulatory law, acting on behalf of Local Authorities and private clients in Health & Safety and Trading Standards prosecutions.
She was invited to be one of the first professional tutors on the BPTC course when it commenced in Cardiff, teaching Opinion Writing and Drafting for two years.
Since joining Chambers in early 2019 Lucy has maintained her interest in planning and regulatory work and has been developing her interest in residential landlord and tenant work as well as establishing a busy practice in immigration work with regular appearances in the First Tier tribunal as well as the Upper Tribunal for appeals and judicial review. Lucy has just finished a 10 month secondment to the Welsh Government supporting the legal team representing Care Inspectorate Wales in the major inquest into neglect at Brithdir Care Home, part of the major Operation Jasmine investigation
Howells School, Llandaff
Cardiff University (Craddock Wells Memorial Scholarship Year 1 & 2)
Inns of Court School of Law (Sir Roy Wilson Award, Gray’s Inn)
Lucy had a strong planning practice prior to her career break and is working to re-establish this. She is happy to receive instructions in both Planning and Land Compensation matters both locally and nationally.
Lucy previously appeared in the Employment Tribunal representing a range of employees (from part time bar staff in a small working mens’ club to an employee of British Steel accused of causing need for controlled pour of 70 tonnes of molten steel from over-filled crucible) and is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Lucy has a growing practice including claims for unlawful eviction and possession sought on grounds of anti-social behaviour. She is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for clients affected by unemployment, disability and allegations of anti-social behaviour. She has also recently dealt with a claim for statutory nuisance with consideration of the costs implications for the landlord.
Lucy has developed a strong practice in Immigration and Asylum law including claims based on persecution, ill treatment and trafficking as well as claims based on private and/or family life. She regularly appears in the First Tier Tribunal for both Appellants and the Respondent (Home Office) as well as in the Upper Tribunal and in Judicial Review applications.