Lucy has a burgeoning practice in regulatory proceedings and accepts instructions in all aspects of regulatory law.
Lucy is a specialist in misconduct proceedings before the Teaching Regulation Agency (formerly the NCTL/GTC). Lucy is often called upon in complex or sensitive cases where independent counsel is required.
Lucy has dealt with a wide range of conduct issues before the TRA, including physical assault, sexual assault, exam malpractice and off rolling. Lucy regularly engages with vulnerable witnesses and implements protocols for achieving best evidence.
Lucy has previously been instructed to represent the Care Quality Commission in the Health, Education and Social Care Tribunal.
“Lucy is a great all-rounder. She combines a fair, thoughtful and rigorous approach with highly effective advocacy. She is a delightful opponent and the ablest prosecuting counsel.”
Legal 500 2023 Professional Disciplinary Law
P Ltd v CQC
Instructed for the CQC in an appeal against a Notice of Decision to cancel a care home’s registration to provide regulated services. Advised and drafted Scott Schedule for the CQC in preparation for appeal hearing in the Health, Education and Social Care Tribunal.
TRA v Lay, Prestoe and Stalker
Presenting Officer for the TRA in a complex mutli-handed hearing involving allegations of census maladministration (known as ‘off rolling’) and coursework malpractice.
TRA v Radford
Represented the TRA as Presenting Officer in a case involving allegations of a historic sexual relationship between a student and teacher. Hearing took place via video over 4 days. It involved preliminary applications relating to admissibility and whether the panel ought to recuse themselves in the circumstances. The case required sensitive witness handling given the nature of the allegations, the passage of time and the online forum of the hearing. All the allegations against the teacher were found proven. The teacher has been prohibited from teaching indefinitely, with no opportunity for review.
NCTL v Pedley
Secured a finding of unacceptable professional conduct arising from the use of racist and/or derogatory language in front of pupils. M v G (2018): Advised Claimant on liability and quantum in an employer’s liability claim where the Claimant lost his forefinger in machinery. The Claimant had not received training on that particular machine but did have significant experience in industry and similar machines which gave rise to an argument of contributory negligence.
NCTL v Rogers
Assisted in securing a finding of unacceptable professional conduct arising from the use of inappropriate language towards pupils and actions that were found to be sexually motivated.
HSE v B
Advised Defendant in a HSE prosecution for breach of duty involving alleged breaches of duty by removing asbestos from a site without a licence and represented at sentencing hearing.
Attorney General’s Regional Civil C Panel - 2020
Nottingham Law School Scholarship 2013
University of Nottingham – Law Graduates Association Moot Prize 2012
University of Nottingham – The MacGregor Award 2012
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Personal Injury Bar Association
University of Nottingham – LLB (Hons)
Nottingham Law School – BPTC