Lucy is a solicitor in our Family Law Team, she has worked at Elliot Mather since November 2010.
Lucy has worked in Family Law since 2009.
Lucy deals with all areas of family law and aims to work closely with her clients in a trusting environment and provide an empathic approach whilst still obtaining the best possible outcome for the client. Lucy’s clients have commented on how approachable Lucy is whilst still providing an excellent results.
Lucy has significant experience in assisting clients with children matters involving child arrangement orders (setting out where the child lives and who the child spends time with), parental responsibility, and other more specific issues. She is also able to assist where there is an urgent need for a child to be returned to a parent. She assists mothers, fathers and grandparents towards resolving matters to benefit the client whilst keeping the child’s best interest as the paramount concern.
Lucy deals with relationship breakdowns resulting in divorce and advises on financial matters associated with divorce. She drafts consent orders, court applications or separation agreements. She is able to offer advice on financial settlements, and advice if parties are attending at mediation. She has experience in this area and knows clients need to remain focused on getting the best outcome possible at an emotional time.
Lucy assists and supports clients with advice, and attends at court with clients when domestic violence is an issue and injunctions are required. She works alongside local Domestic violence support workers to assist clients. She is able to offer a supportive and knowledgeable service for clients who are victims of domestic abuse. This would also potentially allow a client to access legal aid and Lucy feels strongly about ensuring clients who might be eligible for legal aid get the support they need.
Lucy also assists cohabitants following relationship breakdown and advises on the best way to move forward following separation.
Also on occasions Lucy also works with the Childcare Team and assists clients who are required to attend meetings with Social Services.
Lucy has the Law Society Family Law Accreditation, she is supervisor and is a member of Resolution and on the Derby and District Law Society Family Law subcommittee. She regularly attends at local networking events to understand the Derby and Derbyshire community more.