Lucy accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of practice including public law and human rights, information and data protection law, employment law, public procurement, education and employment.
Before coming to the Bar, Lucy qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and practised as an associate in the firm’s dispute resolution team, working across procurement, public, international trade and commercial disputes. Lucy also has experience in public service, having worked as a Legal Adviser within the UK’s Government Legal Department from 2021 to 2022, where she advised on the negotiation of a number of the UK’s international trade agreements.
From 2019 to 2020, Lucy was a Judicial Assistant assisting Lord Justice Singh in his capacity as a Lord Justice of Appeal and President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. In this role Lucy worked on a number of notable human rights cases including Begum v Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)  EWCA Civ 918 (Shamima Begum appeal), R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of the South Wales Police  EWCA Civ 1058 (addressing Article 8 and data protection), Plan B Earth and others v Secretary of State for Transport  EWCA Civ 214 (the challenge to Heathrow’s third runway) and Privacy International v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs IPT/17/86 & 87H (a challenge to the purported “authorisation” of criminal offences by officials and agents of the Security Service).
Lucy has a particular interest in public international law and has experience across international trade, investment arbitration and law of the sea.
Public and Human Rights
Lucy accepts instructions from individuals, corporations, local and central government, and a range of other public authorities in all aspects of public law. In her previous role as Legal Advisor within the UK’s Government Legal Department, Lucy advised on a range of public law issues affecting central government. She also has experience of commercial judicial review from her time as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Recently, during her pupillage, Lucy assisted members of Chambers acting for Deliveroo in a Supreme Court appeal addressing collective bargaining legislation and riders’ Article 11 ECHR rights: R (Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain) v Central Arbitration Committee (Interested Party: Deliveroo) UKSC 2021/0155. This is one of The Lawyer’s Top 10 appeals of 2023.
Lucy is currently instructed on an application to the European Court of Human Rights.
Public International Law
Lucy has a particular interest in public international law and accepts instructions in this field. Her recent experience includes:
- Current instructions to defend a State against a foreign investor in an ICSID arbitration;
- Assisting Remi Reichold, counsel for Mauritius, in the Request for an Advisory Opinion submitted by the Commission of Small States on Climate Change and International Law, ITLOS (in the course of her pupillage);
- Assisting with the negotiation of the UK’s international trade agreements (in her previous role as Government Legal Advisor);
- Advising on WTO law and policy concerning bilateral investment treaties (in her previous role as Government Legal Advisor and as a secondee to the Department for International Trade, now the Department for Business and Trade).
In addition, Lucy has previously interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Law Library of Congress, International Law Division.
Data Protection and Information
Lucy accepts instructions in information and data protection matters including advisory work and litigation under the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
As a Legal Adviser within the UK’s Government Legal Department, Lucy has experience advising on the digital chapters of a number of the UK’s international trade agreements, as well as domestic experience advising on the passage of data protection legislation.
Lucy accepts instructions from economic operators and authorities.
During her pupillage, supervised by Patrick Halliday, Lucy gained experience of a range of procurement matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She is the co-author of two case-notes in this field and previously contributed to the creation of a post-graduate module for King’s College London.
Lucy accepts instructions from local authorities, schools, universities, parents, students and education campaigners. During her pupillage, supervised by Paul Greatorex, Lucy gained experience of a broad range of education matters.
Her recent experience includes:
- R (TZA) v A Secondary School  EWHC 1722 (Admin) – assisting Tom Cross acting for the school, in the course of her pupillage.
- Advising a university on issues arising from an Office for Students’ investigation – assisting Tom Cross, in the course of her pupillage.
Lucy accepts instructions across the full range of statutory and commercial employment law matters.
During her pupillage, supervised by Patrick Halliday, Lucy gained experience of a broad range of employment matters, including disputes concerning employment status and collective bargaining.
Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory Law
Lucy accepts instructions in field of regulatory law and professional discipline. As a second-six pupil, Lucy appeared in the High Court in an application for costs representing the General Medical Council in Cook v General Medical Council  EWHC 1906.
2015, Recipient, UCC College of Business and Law Award (for achievements in moot court)
2015, Winner, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition – Irish National Rounds
2013, Finalist, James D. Donegan Moot Court Prize
2013, Winner, Irish National Law Debates
“Cost-capping in ‘public interest proceedings’: Good Law Project Ltd v Minister for the Cabinet Office” P.P.L.R. 2021, 5, NA155-NA159 (with Kate Gough)
“Non-compliant bids and disqualification: Stagecoach East Midlands Trains Ltd v Secretary of State for Transport” P.P.L.R. 2020, 6, NA281-NA285 (with Kate Gough)
“Ireland: New Companies Act Takes Effect” Global Legal Monitor (2015)
“Ireland: Gender Recognition Bill Passed” Global Legal Monitor (2015)
“International Criminal Court: New Judge Elected” Global Legal Monitor (2015)
University College Cork, BCLI, First Class Honours
The London School of Economics, L.L.M. (Public International Law), Distinction
Legal Practice Course, Distinction