2013-14 – The University of Law Birmingham – Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent
2009-2012 – Aberystwyth University – LLB Law – 2:1
2010- Welsh National Mooting Champion
2012 – Calcott- Pryce Subject Award Prize in Family Law, Aberystwyth University
2017 – Inner Temple Sweet and Maxwell Scholarship
2018 – Criminal Bar Association Bursary Award for Excellence in Advocacy
Lucy is routinely instructed in private prosecutions in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court. She is also instructed in proceedings pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act.
She has been engaged in a busy criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending in Crown Courts on the Midlands Circuit.
She has prosecuted and defended in jury trials covering a range of offences, including Robbery, Fraud, Possession of Counterfeit Goods, Affray and Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs.
Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA): Lucy was instructed as a disclosure junior in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The firm instructing Lucy, represented 42 of the Core Participants involved in the inquiry into historic sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire Children’s Homes.
R v Pelcis and others (2018): Lucy was Junior Counsel to one of the 11 defendants in a Modern Slavery trial at Nottingham Crown Court. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-46126150
R v Saleh (2019): Lucy represented a defendant suffering with mental health problems, who was deemed not fit to plead. The defendant was charged with sending emails to the Ministry of Defence, Duke of York and the Cabinet Office threatening members of the royal family. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6922483/Man-threatened-blow-Duke-Duchess-Sussexs-wedding-court-hears.html
Prior to pupillage, Lucy worked as a criminal paralegal in a Birmingham firm of solicitors, where she was responsible for the crown court department and practised as a police station representative. Lucy also worked at the National Youth Advocacy Service as a rights-based advocate for looked after children nation-wide and involved working with vulnerable young people, children with disabilities and victims of child sexual exploitation.
Lucy was then employed by the National Youth Advocacy Service as a rights-based advocate for looked after children nation-wide and involved working with vulnerable young people, children with disabilities and victims of child sexual exploitation.