Lucy co-heads the Commercial Litigation department. Lucy’s clients include institutional investors and financial institutions, corporates, high net worth individuals and sovereign wealth funds.
Her cases span a broad range of sectors and her experience covers complicated multiparty cases in relation to fraud, mis-selling of financial products, s90 FSMA/group actions, professional negligence and breach of contract. Her work often involves multi-jurisdictional issues with particular experience in the US and Middle East.
- Acting for the investment authority of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKIA) in long running dispute with businessman involving claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy and breach of contract and defending allegations of hacking and abuse of process.
- Acting for a foreign bank in multiparty proceedings regarding the enforceability of guarantees and related insurance coverage dispute.
- Acting for a multinational prime residential property developer in a claim against offshore funds relating to a corporate bond.
- Acting for institutional investors in the first group securities litigation of its kind in England in a claim against RBS regarding its 2008 rights issue.
- Acting in group shareholder action against Tesco in s90A FSMA claim following high-profile accounting scandal.
- Acting for German financial services provider against RBS in a claim for breach of contract, negligence and misrepresentation in relation to structure finance product.
Lucy is ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 and is described as a “very polished operator” whose “analytical skills and ability to give practical advice in highly complex scenarios is a real strength”.
Lucy joined Stewarts in 2011 having previously worked at Freshfields. She studied History at Edinburgh University (with a year spent at Salamanca University in Spain) and went to Law School in London.
Lucy’s weekends are mainly spent on pitch side lines watching her children play sport. When time permits Lucy enjoys running in the countryside, good food and travel.