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.

CRIMINAL REGULATORY LAW

Health and Safety

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 MW- Representing a Director in proceedings alleging corporate and gross negligence manslaughter following the death of an employee during a roofing project.

R v GF- 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.

R v SJ and RCL- Led Junior for the Crown in proceedings alleging gross negligence manslaughter of an employee who died having entered a baling machine.

R (Derby CC) v GBP- Representing the Company in proceedings where an employee was crushed and catastrophically injured by falling stock inside of a shipping container.

R (HSE) v CEF- Representing the Company in proceedings where an employee suffered the almost total amputation of a hand in an unguarded industrial guillotine.

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.

Inquests

Inquest touching upon the death of ID- Representing the Company who were the deceased’s employers at the time of his death and who died during the course his employment.

Inquest touching upon the death of VP- Representing the Care Home where the deceased was resident at the time of her death.

Inquest touching upon the death of SJ- Representing the Company who were the deceased’s employers at the time of his death and who died during the course his employment.

Inquest touching upon the death of MM- Art. 2 inquest. Representing three departments of the Local Authority who were a PIP.

Inquest touching upon the death of MMH- Representing the family of the deceased.

Inquiries

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

Brook House Inquiry- Representing two former employees of Brook House Detention Centre