Lucy Wright

Call To The Bar: 2011

Lucy is a specialist criminal practitioner who has experience in acting for both the Prosecution and Defence. She is often instructed in complex and serious cases where there are multiple defendants and allegations of murder, attempted murder, violence, large-scale drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offending and high value fraud offences.

Lucy regularly appears in cases involving vulnerable individuals. She has represented children who have been charged in proceedings before the Crown Court for allegations of sexual offending, drug dealing, the use of weapons and acts of violence. Conversely, Lucy has experience of both Defending and Prosecuting in cases across the spectrum of criminal law and where the Complainant or a witness is a child.

Lucy always adopts a meticulous approach to case preparation. She is a robust and versatile advocate who strives to do the best for both her professional and lay client.

NOTABLE CASES

Drugs

Operation Horizon – Preston Crown Court. Led Junior for the Crown in prosecution of 17 defendants 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 Specialist fraud panel level 3

2015/2016 Junior of the Northern Circuit

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Northern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Inner Temple