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Lucy Cadd

Senior associate solicitor

Lucy Cadd is a senior associate solicitor in the human rights department.

Human rights

Lucy is an senior associate 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 has a broad public law practice. In recent years her practice has focused on challenges to social welfare provision and she has been involved in a number of the key challenges to Universal Credit. A significant proportion of Lucy's caseload involves discrimination and human rights related challenges.

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 has since undertaken an LLM in Human Rights (philosophy) at the University of Birkbeck and an LPC, both with distinction.

She has spent time working in humanitarian organisations and studying in South Africa and Syria and has worked for Leigh Day on an environmental pollution case in Nigeria.

News and blogs

News Article
High Court
Disability Autism Human rights

High Court rules autistic man’s social and life skills activities must be classed as disability related expenditure

A 25-year-old man with autism has won his legal case which argued that the cost of activities related to attending a daily social and life skills group should be deemed disability related expenditure (DRE) and cannot be ignored when calculating how much he should pay towards the cost of his care.

News Article
Home Office
Human rights abuses Home office

Information Tribunal hearing over refusal to reveal numbers of women and parents stripped of citizenship

An Information Tribunal challenge is being brought against the Information Commissioner and the Home Office by human rights research group Rights Security International (RSI) regarding their refusal to reveal numbers of women and parents stripped of citizenship.

Blog Post
To Let Sign - House
Human rights DWP Housing benefit

Is the freeze to the Local Housing Allowance since April 2020 unlawful?

Lucy Cadd considers whether the stark choices facing tenants, and people who want to be tenants, mean that the effective cut in housing benefit  while rents have soared is unlawful.