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Lucy Cadd


Lucy Cadd is a solicitor in the human rights department.

Lucy is a solicitor in the human rights department, assisting Tessa Gregory. Lucy’s practice combines both public and private law claims, and her cases involve a range of human rights issues. 

Legal expertise

Lucy’s public law practice currently focuses on challenges to public bodies in relation to social welfare and wasteful governmental spending, whilst her private law actions involve cases against the Ministry of Defence for breaches of human rights. 

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Lucy worked in the civil liberties department of Hodge, Jones & Allen, where she worked on actions against the police and the Ministry of Defence and on public inquiries. She also represented families at inquests involving deaths in custody or in prison. 

Post-qualification, in 2013, Lucy worked at the Court of Appeal as the judicial assistant to Lord Justice Maurice-Kay, where she worked on a range of civil and public law appeals. 

Lucy graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Law and is currently undertaking a part-time LLM in Human Rights at the University of Birkbeck.

Following her undergraduate degree she worked in humanitarian organisations in South Africa and Syria. She has also worked for Leigh Day on an environmental pollution case in Nigeria.  

News and blogs

News Article
Young Female Wheelchair User In Group
Universal Credit Discrimination Disability

​Disabled student wins right to be considered for universal credit

A disabled woman has won her legal claim for the right to be considered for universal credit while she is studying at university.

News Article
A doctor's hand with a syringe of covid-19 coronavirus vaccine
Covid-19 Coronavirus BAME

The Ubele Initiative calls for public inquiry on impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities

An announcement that the Government has ordered studies into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities has puzzled the organisation which has challenged The Prime Minister to set up a public inquiry into the issues.

Blog Post
Coronavirus Despair Copy
Human rights Covid-19 Health

Changes to social welfare provision as a result of COVID-19

Lucy Cadd discusses how changes to benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic have affected particular groups of claimants