Lucy trained and practiced at both a large regional firm and national Tier 1 Legal 500 firm before joining Shoosmiths in June 2015. Lucy is based in the Birmingham office, although she assists client nationally.
Lucy has a strong background working in general private client work and was fortunate to gain her insight, in to what she considers to be a fascinating area of practice, around the time that the Mental Capacity Act came in to force in 2007. Now some 10 years on, Lucy’s specialism has grown with the implementation of the law and she now predominantly assists clients who have sustained brain injuries and who are living with life changing and often life limiting conditions. Many of Lucy’s clients have been involved in personal injury claims that often receive large awards requiring considerable advice and assistance to move on after the litigation has ended.
Typically, Lucy’s work includes Deputyship applications, Gift and Statutory Wills application and the ongoing administration of Personal Injury Trusts. Lucy also specialises in applications to the Court of Protection relating to property transactions on behalf of her clients; for example addition and removal of trustees and protection of vulnerable clients’ equitable interests.
Lucy is able to provide wide-ranging and holistic advice to her clients ensuring that they are well placed to continue with their lives after loss of capacity.
Recent work highlights for Lucy include obtaining Court approval for lifetime gifts exceeding £1.5 million and successfully challenging the validity of an incomplete Lasting Power of Attorney.
Lucy is a very, very amateur runner having been inspired to 'give it a go' by the determination and dedication of Team GB, however, more realistically she has the pace of a snail!
LLB (Hons) in Law 2:1 (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)