Lucy Wright

Call To The Bar: 2011

Lucy specialises in both criminal regulatory law with a particular focus on health and
safety and general criminal litigation. She has extensive experience in acting for both
the Prosecution and Defence in cases of national interest.

Lucy has a reputation as an impressive trial advocate, adept with legal argument and
meticulous in her preparation. She is one of the most sought-after junior counsel for
complex and high-profile cases in both of her fields of experience. Recent instructions have included prosecutions for corporate and gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences.

In Court, Lucy is described as commanding the respect of the Judiciary and Jury for her
knowledgeable, incisive and measured approach.

Lucy is regarded by those who instruct her as being exceptionally organised and having an
incredible work ethic. She has considerable experience in acting in high page count cases
and has a reputation as being impressive in her ability to process, analyse and dissect out
the relevant evidence to the advantage of her client.

Lucy always places her client at the centre of the trial preparation process and she takes
considerable pride in creating a successful working partnership. She has experience of
acting for clients from Directors to employees together with insured clients on behalf of
a number of insurers. Those who instruct her, often describe her as a real ‘team player,’ and praise her ability to adapt and tailor her approach to the giving of advice to cater to the needs of both her Professional and Corporate clients and/or individual clients with limited understanding of the legal system.

NOTABLE CASES

Criminal Regulatory

R v PS – Representing a mill manager in proceedings alleging corporate and gross negligence manslaughter of four employees from the explosion at Bosley Mill.

R (HSE) v HMRL and others – Representing both Companies in the proceedings following the death of five men at a scrap metal recycling plant in Birmingham.

R v GF – Leicester Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in proceedings alleging both corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter of two employees who had entered a road tanker containing pig feed.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry – Representing three clients involved in Phase 2 of the Inquiry.

R (EA) v JH – Representing a Director of an open-cast coal mine in proceedings following the discharge of trade- effluent into Harley Burn.

R (HSE) v DNA – Representing a director after an employee’s fall from height.

R v EN- Bradford Crown Court. Led Junior for one of 14 Defendants charged in Trading Standards prosecution alleging conspiracies to defraud and the subsequent money laundering of approximately £14m.

R v KM ­- Representing a Director in proceedings brought by the Insolvency Service for offences of fraudulently removing circa. £200,000 in anticipation of the winding up of a company and acting in contravention of a disqualification undertaking

Drugs

Operation Horizon – Preston Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in prosecution of 17 defendant for a county lines conspiracy to supply large quantities of class A drugs from London into Cumbria.

Operation Lawson – Preston Crown Court. Defending one of ten defendants charged with conspiracy to supply multiple consignments of class A drugs from Merseyside OCG into Blackpool.

Operation Sequel – Preston Crown Court. Defending one of a number of defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs from Merseyside into Barrow

Operation Heliodor – Burnley Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in successful prosecution of seven defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Operation Hive – Carlisle Crown Court. Defending one of six defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Carlisle. This case involved seizure of the largest ever single quantity of class A drugs recovered by Cumbria Police.

Sex

R v G – Preston Crown Court. Defending youth charged with multiple counts of rape of a child.

R v J – Preston Crown Court. Defending in a case alleging the historic rape and sexual abuse of siblings by their brother.

R v R – Preston Crown Court. Defending former Police Officer for serious sexual offending involving 9 year old child.

R v P – Preston Crown Court. Defending fairground ride operator in case concerning allegations of sexual offences involving an 8year old child.

Operation Tigris – Preston Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in case with six defendants facing trial on an indictment concerning allegations of people trafficking; serious sexual offending, grooming and drug dealing.

R v O – Carlisle Crown Court. Defending a Doctor charged with abduction of his own children and attempting to remove them from the jurisdiction in an effort to prevent them being subjected to FGM by their Mother.

R v M – Carlisle Crown Court. Defending in a case concerning multiple allegations of sexual abuse of a 14 year old girl.

R v B – Isleworth Crown Court. Defending in a case alleging multiple rapes of step-daughter by step-father

Violence

R v W – Carlisle Crown Court. Defending a female for s.18 assault of her former partner with an axe.

R v M – Preston Crown Court. Defending a father charged with s.18 assault on his baby.

R v B – Hull Crown Court. Defending a serving prisoner accused of the attempted murder of his cell mate.

R v B – Preston Crown Court. Prosecution of a serving prisoner for s.18 assault of a prison officer.

R v C and others – Preston Crown Court. Successful prosecution of three employees of Calderstones Hospital for the abuse of a patient in their care.

Fraud/Money Laundering

Operation Finglas – Preston Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in successful prosecution by CPS/DVSA of five defendants charged with conspiracy to commit tachograph offences.

Operation Cronus – Preston Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in successful prosecution of five defendants charged with multiple offences under the Fraud Act where the amount defrauded was in excess of £1m.

R v S and J – Liverpool Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in successful prosecution of the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Edge Hill University and another for defrauding the University and the Department for Education of almost £3/4m.

R v S – Carlisle Crown Court. Successful prosecution of local land agent for 29 offences of fraud amounting to £1/2m.

APPOINTMENTS

CPS Advocate Panel Level 3

CPS Serious Organised Crime Panel Level 3

CPS Specialist Fraud Panel Level 3

2015/2016 Junior of the Northern Circuit

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Northern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Inner Temple