Lucy is a professional support lawyer (PSL) in the Real Estate division, specialising in property litigation. She also sits as a Deputy Judge in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Lucy has been listed as a finalist for 'Outstanding Returner of the Year' and 'Unsung Hero' at the Women in Law Awards 2020. She was also shortlisted for “Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice” in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 for her role in helping her team and assisting on firmwide projects.
In her role as PSL she is responsible for keeping the team abreast of the latest developments in case law and legislation, providing training and managing and producing website and journal articles both for legal advisors and external publication.
Prior to her current role, Lucy practised in property litigation for seven years, acting for several household name clients including commercial landlords and tenants, insolvency practitioners, and local businesses. During this time, she had experience in advising on the full spectrum of property issues: all aspects of landlord and tenant litigation including dilapidations; service charges; arrears of rent; rent reviews; lease renewals; enforcement of lease covenants and forfeiture; mortgage possession claims; property related professional negligence; party wall disputes and adverse possession; actions against trespassers; easements and restrictive covenants.
Lucy studied at the University of Nottingham, gaining an honours degree in History. She then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Birmingham College of Law followed by the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice before starting her training contract with Gateley in 2005. Upon qualification in 2007 she moved to Eversheds before joining Shoosmiths in May 2011, being promoted to Associate in August 2012 and becoming a PSL in January 2015.
Lucy is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA), the Association of Litigation Professional Support Lawyers (ALPS) and the Law Society's Civil Litigation Section. Outside work, she sits as a member of the Solihull Schools Admissions Appeals Panel.