Lucy is currently undertaking pupillage under the supervision of Giles Bridge and Paul Smith. She has assisted in a range of criminal cases both for the Prosecution and Defence and has experience in employment, immigration and family proceedings. As such she is happy to receive instructions in all areas of law.
She studied part-time for the BPTC whilst working as a caseworker at the Manuel Bravo Project, assisting asylum seekers with asylum appeals and fresh claim submissions, when they could not obtain legal aid. She also gave immigration advice at a weekly clinic in Leeds, She appeared in the First Tier Tribunal on a number of occasions and as such is keen to develop her immigration and asylum practice.
Before coming to the Bar, Lucy worked as an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) at the Leeds Rape Crisis service, whilst studying law part time.
Prior to this she worked at Barnardos, initially working with children in the care of the local authority and then with children who had been trafficked into the country. Lucy was the first Independent child trafficking advocate for the north of England under of the provision of section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.