Lucy joined 1 Pump Court’s Immigration and Family Teams after successfully completing her pupillage here. Lucy is known for her thorough preparation of cases and her ‘hands–on’ approach, committed to working closely with solicitors and lay clients to achieve optimal results. Lucy has a genial nature which enables her to quickly gain clients’ confidence, build rapport and provide reassurance.
Lucy has particular expertise in dealing with highly vulnerable clients including children, victims of domestic and sexual violence, and those with complex disabilities.
Lucy’s specialist immigration practice includes all aspects of immigration and asylum including complex asylum claims, trafficking, deportation, EEA law, points–based system, and applications for bail. She has a burgeoning judicial review practice including challenges in respect of fresh claims, certification, trafficking, and unlawful detention.
Lucy has extensive experience in both privately and publicly funded law. She was a member of the Legal Protection team at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in London, where she advised the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the legality of proposed cancellation, cessation and revocation of refugee status.
Lucy was also an OISC Level 3 accredited Supervisor caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice (formerly Refugee Legal Centre) where she specialised in the representation of unaccompanied minors and detainees in the Detained Fast Track.
Lucy worked as a senior paralegal at Gherson, a niche private immigration law firm, specialising in the representation of high–net worth clients in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law.
Lucy’s family practice includes all aspects of family law, including care proceedings, family finance, family disputes and abuse matters. Lucy is regularly instructed in financial remedy applications; dealing with parties who have modest assets as well as those who hold more complex assets in multiple jurisdictions.
Lucy’s experience in private law children work covers contact and residence applications including contested final hearings where there are serious allegations of sexual abuse and violence.
In relation to her public law children practice, Lucy has experience of representing parents, grandparents, Guardians, and parties making special guardianship applications, and is instructed in cases which involve issues of neglect, drug misuse, mental health, domestic violence, physical and emotional abuse.
Lucy also deals with child abduction cases, cases involving the removal of children to and from the jurisdiction to both Hague Convention and non–Hague Convention countries.