Expertise

Lucy advises on financial claims upon divorce for high net worth individuals. She has experience in negotiating pre-nuptial agreements, often in relation to complex family trust structures. She has established a specialist practice in highly complex children disputes, including acrimonious parental alienation cases. She frequently makes and responds to applications for prohibitive steps orders and specific issue orders.

She also regularly assists parents with the resolution of child arrangements either via the making or responding to an application for a child arrangements order or by out of court discussions between solicitors. Lucy also has a wealth of experience acting to parents who are either applying for or defending an application to relocate the children (both within England and abroad).

Experience

  • Lucy has advised on multiple financial applications, which has included assisting clients to trace their former spouse’s assets
  • Lucy has helped to resolve arrangements relating to children, which has included representing a father in his successful application to increase the amount of time he spent with the children
  • Lucy has worked to assist victims of domestic abuse seeking a remedy under the Family Law Act 1996, which has included helping a mother obtain a court order that removed the father from the family home
  • Lucy has negotiated complex pre-nuptial agreements. For example, she drafted an agreement for a financially stronger party which protected his extensive family wealth

Career

Lucy graduated in 2013 from Durham University with a first class honours degree in psychology. Having completed a law conversion and the LPC at BBP Law School (achieving a distinction in both courses), Lucy did her training contract at Simmons & Simmons. She moved to Alexiou Fisher Philipps upon qualification in September 2018 and joined Stewarts in August 2020.

Accreditations and memberships

Lucy is a member of Resolution.

Publications and media

Lucy has written several articles for Class Legal as follows:

Lucy also co-wrote an article for LexisNexis’s Family Law Journal (May 2019): Barder is alive and kicking: practitioners should not be put off by Vince and Wyatt where the Barder limbs are not met

Personal

Lucy enjoys baking and seeking out new restaurants. She likes cycling and travelling and is happiest when combining the two.