Associate - Paragon Costs
Lucy started working in costs in 2008. Since then she has been exposed a wide variety of work types and acted for both paying and receiving parties.
Obtaining this broad knowledge whilst training has enabled Lucy to see the wider picture when looking at costs and allowed her to pass on her extensive knowledge and experience to her clients.
Having begun her career working in-house, Lucy also has a sound understanding of the commercial needs of her clients and can readily adapt her advice to account for their current needs. She has a keen eye for detail and always aims to take a proactive approach.
A former Chair of the Bristol Women Lawyers Division, Lucy remains on the committee. She is an active member of the local legal community and a member of Bristol Law Society.
Acting for both paying and receiving parties, Lucy is highly skilled in drafting bills and statements of costs but now focuses the majority of her time on preparing complex costs budgets, undertaking high value paying party work, and providing bespoke advice to clients.
Lucy primarily undertakes commercial litigation, professional negligence, and banking and finance work. She also enjoys taking on high value and complex personal/injury clinical negligence work when the need arises.
Commerciality and strategy are key to Lucy’s practice and whilst she is skilled in negotiating settlements, she also recognises when negotiations are no longer effective and the court's input is required. Her sound understanding of accounts means Lucy is able to assess the commercial implications of settlements for her clients.