Lucy brings to the practice over 14 years of experience in litigation covering a wide variety of highly technical litigation and dispute resolution work, including: personal injury claims, representing clients sectioned under the Mental Health Act, regulatory work for the Health & Safety Executive and prosecuting on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Lucy’s current practice areas include disputed wills, contested estates and trusts, property disputes, commercial and residential landlord & tenant disputes, possession claims, professional negligence, intellectual property disputes, insolvency and debt recovery.
Lucy is an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists. This is a forum for solicitors who specialise in disputed wills, probate and trusts to exchange experience and knowledge on this complex and growing area of law.
Lucy is extremely conscious of the cost involved in litigating a claim through the courts as well as the stress this can cause for her clients. As a result, she is pragmatic and advises her clients on the risks versus the benefits of pursuing a claim through the courts and her strategy is to identify solutions that may benefit both sides, where this can avoid a lengthy and expensive court process. It follows that she is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution. She is a fully qualified mediator.
Lucy has a deserved reputation for being friendly and approachable as well as someone you can trust. She puts her clients at ease and this enables her to establish quickly an excellent rapport with her clients. She adopts a similar approach with her professional opponents whenever this is possible. Her clients have often stated that ‘it is like talking to a friend’ when they meet with Lucy. She has also had comments such as ‘you’re not like a real solicitor; I feel relaxed around you’. She takes that as a compliment!
Lucy prides herself on her reputation for her ‘no-nonsense, down-to-earth’ approach. She cuts through the stuffy legal jargon and pomposity that the legal profession is known for, as this risks prolonging disputes, incurring unnecessary costs and distress. Lucy’s constant goal is to enable her clients to achieve timely and cost-effective solutions. Her ethos is to always have her clients’ best interests, both commercially and emotionally, at heart.
As a welcome offer, Lucy will provide the first hour of advice to clients with new disputed matters at a discounted rate of £125 plus VAT. This offer will run until 31st October 2020. Due to the pandemic, these consultations are by appointment only.
To find out more or make an appointment to discuss your needs further, please contact:
Taunton Office: 01823 288121