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Lucy Martin

Associate solicitor

Lucy specialises in consumer law claims

diesel emissions

Lucy is an associate solicitor in the UK Group Litigation department. She is currently working on the team’s group litigation cases, acting on behalf vehicle owners who have been affected by the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal.

Lucy has a background in advising commercial clients, focusing on complex and high value disputes. She trained as a solicitor in the London office of DWF LLP, a global law firm, undertaking seats in professional indemnity disputes, corporate transactions and a six-month secondment to the Arcadia Group legal team.

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in September 2016. Building on her experience as a trainee, Lucy was selected for further client secondments to Chivas Brothers Limited and Hiscox plc.

In October 2017 Lucy joined international firm Bird & Bird LLP as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. At Bird & Bird Lucy advised on a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration disputes, often for international clients across the aviation, technology & communication and energy sectors.

Lucy joined Leigh Day in November 2020.

Lucy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with a first-class degree in English Literature.

News and blogs

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What’s in the Queen’s Speech 2022 for consumers, and what’s missing?

Our consumer and competition law specialists join forces to discuss the positives for consumers included within this year’s Queen’s Speech, where new measures don’t go far enough and what we think is still lacking.

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COP 26 puts motor industry’s impact in the spotlight

Lucy Martin and Caroline Morris discuss dieselgate in the context of COP26.

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Looming emissions controversy for PHEVs

Shazia Yamin and Lucy Martin discuss revelations that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) may not be emitting the low levels of polluting gases that consumers had been promised.

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Leigh Day submits response to consultation on changes to competition and consumer law reform

Leigh Day’s product safety and consumer law team has submitted a formal response to the government’s consultation on wide-ranging changes to the UK’s competition and consumer laws.