Prior to coming to the Bar, Lukas Hamilton Eddy worked in a number of foreign legal jurisdictions.
This included a placement at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. Here, as part of a team, he assisted in drafting the judgment in the trial of former Serb General, Ratko Mladić.
Following this he also spent a number of months working at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Fiji, drafting respondent submissions in major appeal cases.
During his pupillage, he was exposed to a wide range of heavyweight criminal matters; this included acting as junior counsel in a murder trial.
He has undertaken a number of complex sentencing exercises, often in multi-count, multi-indictment cases.
Driving matters are a particular interest and he regularly appears in the Magistrates’ court, representing defendants across a full spectrum of motoring offences, including speeding, careless driving, drink and drug driving as well as driving without insurance. As a forensic advocate, with an eye for detail, he always considers the case against the defendant carefully to establish whether a technical defence exists or whether the prosecution case can be challenged through expert or other evidence. Where no alternative to a plea exists, he determinedly mitigates on behalf of his clients to secure the best possible outcome.
Joseph Priestly Award, Inner Temple.
Criminal Bar Association Scholarship, 2018.
National Accident Helpline Future Legal Mind Essay Prize, winner, 2015.
Kalisher Trust Essay Prize, second place, 2017.
Criminal Bar Association.
MA (hons), University of St Andrews.
LLB (hons), City University London.
BPTC, City University London.