Lucy Davis

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Family Finance

Lucy's practice in family finance cases ranges from matters requiring needs based solutions to those of a high net worth. Lucy has particular experience in running conduct based arguments and multi-jurisdictional cases.

Notable cases include:

C v A (2009) During a dispute over assets of the marriage, Court persuaded to disregard the previous criminal conduct of the husband which led to his imprisonment and to the dissolution of the marriage.

S v S (2010) Instructed expert evidence to defeat husband’s claims and evidence regarding dowry customs in India. Securing return of significant assets to abandoned wife.

W v W (2011) Successfully secured assets for a UK client when a foreign divorce was recognised in England but its terms were unenforceable in the UK.

B v B (2012) Acting for client in claim for assets valued at over £3m, including properties located in four jurisdictions. Involved allegations of intentional dissipation of assets and disagreements by experts on the value of spouse’s pension.

C v C (2016) Achieved in significant departure from equality when the Husband was serving a term for sexual offences against the Wife’s daughter.

Children Private Law

Lucy has a great deal of experience acting for parents, grandparents and Guardians. Lucy has particular experience and interest in matters involving children with ADHD and learning difficulties. Her practice has also provided her with a wealth of experience in matters containing an international element including abduction and leave to remove proceedings.

Recent cases include:

P v P (2009) Direct contact order obtained for client despite findings of serious physical, mental and sexual abuse against mother.

A v D (2011) Secured change of residence in father's favour following a lengthy and protracted contact dispute in which mother was deemed implacably hostile.

A v S (2012) Obtained order for a father to have contact with children despite him serving a significant sentence for attempted murder.

P v D (2016) Successfully acted for a father when the mother was terminally ill and the child was being raised by the maternal aunt, despite the father having a minimal relationship with the child.

B v B (2016) Instructed in lengthy dispute between parents with several children with Asperger’s diagnosis. Matter required detailed cross-examination due to dispute between medical experts.

Children Public Law

She is regularly instructed to represent parents and grandparents and also accepts instructions from Guardians. She has been involved in numerous High Court proceedings, technical appeals and matters involving the Official Solicitor. Lucy practice spans cases involving removal from the jurisdiction, FGM, and she has particular experience representing parents with Learning Difficulties.

Overview

Year of call: 2003
Areas of specialism:
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Courts Martial
  • Family Finance
  • Public Access and Direct Access