Lucy frequently prosecutes and defends in criminal cases. She is a grade 3 prosecutor trained in handling of vulnerable witnesses, who is routinely instructed in private prosecutions in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court. She is also instructed in proceedings pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Lucy has been engaged in a busy criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending in Crown Courts on the Midlands Circuit.
Lucy has prosecuted and defended in jury trials covering a range of offences including; Rape, Modern Slavery, Robbery, Fraud, Trading Standards and Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Lucy was then employed by the National Youth Advocacy Service as a rights-based advocate for looked after children nation-wide and involved working with vulnerable young people, children with disabilities and victims of child sexual exploitation.
Lucy has been an avid Hockey Player since a young age and since her relatively recent move to Nottingham is in the process of finding a new hockey home.
Inn: Inner Temple
Degree: Law LLB Aberystwyth University
Welsh National Mooting Champion 2010
Calcott-Pryce Subject Award – Aberystwyth University 2012
Winner of the Sweet and Maxwell Scholarship 2017
Criminal Bar Association Excellence in Advocacy 2018
Midland Circuit, Grade 3 Prosecutor, Specialist Fraud Panel.
R v Jackson (2022)
Defence Counsel for a female accused of Sexual Assault on neighbour. Secured aquittal.
R v Clark (2021)
Defence counsel in high profile historic rape.
R v White (2021)
Defence Counsel for a male accused of sexual assault of daughter. Secured aquittal.
R v Hughes (2021)
Defence Counsel for a male accused of a series of Rape offences throughout an intimate relationship. Secured aquittal on all counts.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
Instructed as a disclosure junior in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The firm instructing Lucy, represented 42 of the Core Participants involved in the inquiry into historic sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire Children’s Homes.
R v Pelcis and others (2018)
Junior Defence Counsel to one of the 11 defendants in a Modern Slavery trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
R v Saleh (2019)
Defence Counsel for a defendant suffering with mental health problems, who was deemed not fit to plead. The defendant was charged with sending emails to the Ministry of Defence, Duke of York and the Cabinet Office threatening members of the royal family.