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.
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.
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