Lucy Fairclough

Call: 2005

"Lucy has a style of advocacy which is persuasive yet quietly assured. There is an ability to assimilate complex facts quickly and to present arguments concisely and there is a dedicated approach from day one."
Chambers UK Bar 2024

Lucy is an experienced advocate specialising in child law. Prior to specialising in family law, Lucy also practised at the criminal bar prosecuting and defending offences including serious sexual offences and domestic violence. This background has provided Lucy with invaluable experience, skills and knowledge that is particularly beneficial in cases involving and issues of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, domestic violence and in cases requiring cross examination of a child. In the court room Lucy is a robust and tenacious advocate; with her clients Lucy is able to give firm and clear advice whilst remaining compassionate and sympathetic.

Specialist areas
Adoption and Special Guardianship
Care Proceedings
Child Arrangements
Domestic Violence

To instruct Lucy or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961

Practice Areas

Lucy acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, children’s guardians, competent children and intervenors in a wide range of cases:

  • Serious non-accidental injury
    • Fabricated and/or induced illness, including hospital intervenors
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Sexual abuse
    • Concurrent criminal proceedings
    • Human Rights Act claims arising from public law proceedings
    • Chronic neglect
    • Hearing impaired families
    • Drug and alcohol abuse (including FDAC proceedings)
    • Adoption including adoptions with international elements
    • Special Guardianship
    • Domestic Violence

Notable Public Law Children cases

Re ED [2015] EWFC B84 (29 May 2015)

Lucy acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, children’s guardians, competent children and intervenors in a wide range of cases such as adoption, including adoptions with international elements, and child arrangements disputes, including intractable contact disputes.



What the directories say

"Lucy is dedicated, robust in her advocacy and thorough. "
Chambers UK Bar 2024

‘Lucy is amiable and universally liked and regarded across the circuit. She is known for her thoroughness in preparing cases, realistic advice, client interaction and strong advocacy. She provides detailed and timely attendance notes following hearings.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

'Lucy has a strong reputation for being a professional, accomplished and dedicated advocate who has particular skill in client care. Lucy is particularly adept in cases involving an intermediary and at managing vulnerable and challenging clients.' - Solicitor

Related News

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Fairclough has joined Harcourt Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Fairclough, formerly of Senate House Chambers, becomes a member of Harcourt Chambers with immediate effect. Lucy will continue to develop her busy and successful…


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