"Having re-read the papers in this case I am surprised that I didn’t sentence you to an immediate custodial sentence. Who was Counsel on the last occasion? Because they [Lucy] must have done a very good job.”Crown Court Judge remarks (as reported by solicitor)
“You were amazing.”Instructing Solicitor (after watching Lucy’s legal arguments that a restraining order had been imposed unlawfully).
"She absolutely surpassed herself... She achieved the aim and got the result that the client (and I) am entirely happy with."Instructing Solicitor
“Two very lucky young men. Once again many thanks for your hard work.”Instructing Solicitor
“We instructed Miss Morell in a serious harassment case… Miss Morell spent a considerable period of time and effort ensuring that our client fully understood his position and the advice he was being given. Miss Morell achieved an excellent result - thanks to her hard work. The client was very grateful.”Instructing Solicitor
Lucy is a specialist criminal barrister.
She undertakes all areas of criminal work, both prosecuting and defending.
Lucy has appeared in the Court of Appeal (CMAC), Crown Courts, Magistrates’ Courts and Youth Courts.
She has a busy criminal practice, and is instructed in the full range of offences (sexual offences, offences of violence, traffic offences, drugs, and dishonesty). She is regularly instructed in the Courts Martial.
Lucy is analytical, persuasive, and robust. She combines this with an empathetic, down-to-Earth approach which puts lay clients at ease.
Trial. Perjury. 3 weeks. Defendant found Not Guilty.
Re-trial. Assault occasioning ABH (domestic violence). Successful application to adduce evidence of Complainant’s bad character. Defendant found Not Guilty.
Trial. Breach of restraining order. Suspended sentence upon conviction.
Sentence. Represented two defendants. Guilty pleas to assault occasioning actual bodily harm (injuries included full thickness cut to bone on nose). Offence involved attack of victim, motivated by allegations that he had sexually abused a child. Suspended sentence x 2.
Trial, robbery and theft.
Sentence. Defendant pleaded guilty to common assault and harassment, instead of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment. Offence involved lighting flammable liquid, making threats to kill, and grabbing the victim by the throat. Suspended sentence and compensation.
Guilty plea. Sentence. Assault occasioning ABH. Offence involved sustained attack, with multiple kicks to victim’s head with shod foot. Judge took into account previous good character. Suspended sentence and compensation.
Trial. Defendant charged with inflicting GBH, assault occasioning ABH x 4, and affray. 1 week.
Appeal against conviction. Totting offence (driving disqualification). Court accepted ‘exceptional hardship’ argument. Driving disqualification removed.
Trial. Common assault. Not guilty verdict. Successfully relied on ‘householder’ self-defence in domestic violence context.
Appeal against sentence before full Court. (Defendant reduced to ranks and sentenced to 90 days’ detention for racially aggravated offence of threatening words or behaviour causing fear of or provoking violence.) Lord Holroyde thanked Lucy for her “helpful written and oral submissions”.
Trial. Two assault charges. One Guilty, one Not Guilty verdict. Sentence: admonishment only.
Guilty plea. Sentence. Perverting the course of justice. Dismissal from RAF, but no other sentence (no custody).