Lucy Plumpton

Contact

020 7353 0711 / 01962 868161

Expertise

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Lucy regularly appears in the county court for interim hearings and trials involving personal injury for both claimants and defendants. She accepts cases on a CFA basis where appropriate. Prior to pupillage, Lucy worked for a year for a senior barrister on complex and high value personal injury matters, gaining in-depth experience in drafting, advisory work, and technical elements of related procedural and costs law.

Business and Commercial

Lucy acts for business and individuals in cases involving breach of contract, bankruptcy and the provision of goods and services. She has a solid understanding of the priorities of businesses and business owners, having worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company before coming to the bar.

Property

Lucy’s practice in landlord and tenant law includes possession claims as well as disputes over protection of deposits and liability for repairs.

Transport Law

Lucy is frequently instructed in litigation arising out of road traffic accidents, including claims for vehicle repairs and credit hire.

Inheritance, Wills and Probate

Lucy is keen to build her practice in inheritance, wills and probate, bringing a solid grounding in related areas of property law and family finance.

Children Public Law

Lucy’s public law children practice is fast growing, encompassing interim and final hearings within supervision and care order proceedings, and special guardianship applications within public proceedings. She welcomes instructions from family members, local authorities, and guardians.

Children Private Law

Lucy is frequently instructed in Children Act 1989 matters. She has experience in cases complicated by allegations of abuse or neglect, involving non-compliance and enforcement, and requiring rule 16.4 guardians. She has successfully represented parents seeking to obtain and resist child arrangements orders, determine parental responsibility, and in applications for prohibited steps orders. She takes a calm and considered approach to helping clients achieve the best outcomes for their children.

Family Finance

Lucy acts in matrimonial finance disputes and welcomes instructions from spouses, civil partners and cohabitees. She has an excellent eye for detail and figures alike, and is a strong negotiator.

Court of Protection

Lucy wishes to develop a practice in the Court of Protection. She is well placed to do so on account of her family law experience with vulnerable clients, and previous studies in psychology, mental disabilities, capacity and human rights.

Criminal

Lucy has a broad criminal practice with experience in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts, as a defence advocate and as a prosecutor. Her work spans violent crime, driving offences (including exceptional hardship and special reasons), theft and burglary, sexual offences, public order, intimidation of witnesses and matters involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She has worked for the Serious Fraud Office on a high-profile fraud prosecution.

Regulatory and Disciplinary

Lucy appears in the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a case presenter and also welcomes instructions from practitioners.

Overview

Year of call: 2013
Areas of specialism:
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Business and Commercial
  • Children Private Law
  • Court of Protection
  • Employment and Discrimination
  • Family Finance
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Property
Professional associations:
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Outside Interests:
  • Having competed internationally in Taekwon-Do, Lucy enjoys all types of martial arts-based fitness. She is also keen on surfing, windsurfing and kayaking (in warm climates) and Southeast Asian cuisine.
Publications:
  • Expert Evidence: Law and Practice (4th edition) - Researched and wrote the first draft for a new Court of Protection Chapter.