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Lucy Lodewyke joined Chambers in April 2021 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Adam Dawson, James Thacker, Kate Lamont, Tom Restall and Eleanor Mawrey.
She enjoys a busy practice across all Chambers’ practice areas and is in court on a daily basis.
Lucy regularly appears in the County Court, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Court of Protection and the Family Court.
Alongside her court-based practice she is keenly developing a paper-based practice.
Prior to coming to the bar, Lucy was involved in a student-led charitable project, teaching debating skills to inmates in London prisons on a weekly basis, subsequently directing the programme in the year before starting pupillage. Lucy also volunteered for a project teaching advocacy to young students at a West London secondary school.
Alongside her day-to-day work, Lucy is particularly interested in encouraging diversity at the Bar and working with young people interested in experiencing the legal profession.
Lucy has a busy personal injury practice, which sees her regularly acting for both Claimants and Defendants in Multi-Track and Fast Track trials, alongside a full range of interlocutory applications. Additionally, Lucy is adept at dealing with stage 3 hearings, small claims, approval hearings and disposal hearings.
Lucy accepts paperwork instructions in addition to her court work. Lucy can advise on all areas of liability and quantum.
Lucy also advises and represents those bringing claims or challenging decisions in respect of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Lucy regularly deals with costs arguments arising in the course of civil litigation, and is confident making arguments relating to Portal Claims, fundamental dishonesty and outcomes of multi-party litigation.
Prior to coming to the bar, Lucy worked as a Paralegal at Stewarts, in the Personal Injury Department and then as a Paralegal to a barrister specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work.
Lucy takes instructions across all areas of clinical negligence and healthcare for both claimants and defendants.
She has experience in conferences with multiple experts and advising on both liability and quantum. Lucy is comfortable providing advice to suit the individual needs of the claim, such as a recently claim where the possibility of obtaining the specific medical evidence was limited due to the Claimant being non-verbal.
Recent cases have concerned delayed diagnosis of a muscle rupture, negligent PEG tube insertion, failure to consent during dental extraction treatment and negligent tooth extraction.
Regulatory Law/Professional Negligence
Lucy accepts instructions in the field of professional negligence and medical regulation. She has represented medical bodies, such as the NMC and is interested in developing her practice in relation to regulatory work and professional negligence.
Before starting pupillage, Lucy assisted in the setting up of a private GP practice. She managed the medico-legal compliance work for the practice, mainly dealing with the CQC and GMC. Lucy has an interest in medical regulatory work.
Lucy accepts instructions in credit hire claims and claims for financial losses. She regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants in such claims.
Lucy has experience dealing with claims for rental arrears and possession of property in the County Court. Lucy is happy to advise on matters relating to the Housing Act and claims for possession.
Lucy is regularly instructed by local authorities, parents and the children’s guardian in public law proceedings commonly under s31 Children Act 1989.
Lucy regularly advises and acts from the initial stages of public law cases (ICO/EPO) through to Fact Finding and Welfare Final Hearings.
Lucy frequently drafts written advices and is well-versed in advising upon and drafting threshold documents.
Lucy regularly appears in private family cases including applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and for Non-Molestation, Occupation and transfer of Tenancy Orders.
Lucy accepts instructions in all aspects of Court of Protection work and is looking to develop her practice in this area. Lucy has advised and represented clients in s21A Mental Capacity Act cases, as well as s16 Mental Capacity Act cases.
Lucy is comfortable dealing with Deprivation of Liberty cases concerning adults and children and advising in relation to this. Lucy’s family practice, particularly in relation to her public law work for Local Authorities, frequently leads her to advise on capacity and possible deprivation of liberty considerations/requirements. She is confident dealing with the National DOLS Court and has advised and represented in emergency out of hours hearings.
Lucy is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts across London and the South East.
Lucy has conducted trials involving vulnerable witnesses, expert evidence and dealt with victimless prosecutions.
Lucy has become accustomed to conducting cases remotely and is confident doing so.
Lucy regularly provides written advice and advice in conference.
Additionally, Lucy represents Defendants in the Youth Court and is well-versed in the specific procedures involved in such matters. This has included representing youths charged with grave crimes.
Lucy is quickly developing a busy police law practice and is frequently instructed by police forces across the country to provide representation and advice on technical issues in a range of applications including:
Lucy accepts instructions to act for interested parties, including bereaved families, individuals and regulatory bodies in inquests conducted at the Coroners’ Courts. She regularly appears in the Coroners’ Court at pre-inquest review hearings and inquests.
Lucy has experience in representing interested parties in jury inquests and inquests which are classified as Article 2 Inquest.
Due to Lucy’s personal injury and clinical negligence experience, she is well placed to consider any further litigation following the determination of the inquest.
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