Lucie is currently a final-seat trainee in the Criminal Defence team assisting Gary Monks, Kerry Spence and Darryl Ennis-Gayle on a range of cases. She hopes to qualify as a Civil Liberties solicitor in September 2021.
Lucie joined Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors in June 2018, and commenced her training contract in September 2019. Her first seat was with the Personal Injury team, where she assisted partner Peter Todd with his diverse personal injury, product liability and public law practice. Lucie’s second seat was spent in the Social Housing team where she assisted Jayesh Kunwardia on a broad range of housing claims including disrepair claims, homelessness reviews and appeals, provided telephone legal advice to landlords and tenants on a range of property disputes and worked on several public law challenges. In September 2020, Lucie moved to the Civil Liberties & Human Rights department, where she undertook her third seat with partner Alice Hardy, assisting with a broad range of civil and human rights cases, including actions against the police and inquests into deaths in state custody.
Before becoming a trainee, Lucie was a paralegal in the Civil Liberties & Human Rights department, assisting Jocelyn Cockburn and Claire Brigham with their varied caseload. Prior to this, she worked in the Public Law and Human Rights department at Irwin Mitchell where she focused primarily on actions against the police and inquests into deaths in state detention. In 2017, she undertook an internship at the Orleans Public Defenders office in the United States, where she carried out post-conviction mitigation work on the cases of individuals sentenced to life without parole whilst just minors.
Lucie is motivated by a fervent belief in the importance of upholding human rights and enabling meaningful access to justice. She is a co-chair of Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL), which campaigns for a sustainable legal aid system which provides good quality legal help to those who could not otherwise afford to pay for it.
- “Hodge, Jones & Allen were excellent in their determined work on a very difficult case. Lucie Boase worked tirelessly on this, she was always approachable, knew the case inside out and also cared about it. Thank you Lucie, Thanks must also go to Jocelyn and the rest of the team there.”
- “Lucie at HJA successfully appealed a PIP decision on my behalf. She was excellent throughout, combining a warm personal touch with a professional manner. She took pains to explain each step of the process and made sure I was kept up to date with everything. Her emails were clear, informative and always encouraging. It’s a miserable process to go through but with Lucie fighting my corner I felt truly supported.”
Career & Memberships
- Public Law Paralegal, Irwin Mitchell, 2016 – 2018
- Amicus Intern, Orleans Public Defenders, 2017
- Volunteer, Personal Support Unit, 2015 – 2016
- Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2017
- Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, 2014
- BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics, University of Sheffield, 2011
- Young Legal Aid Lawyers
- Police Action Lawyers Group
- Inquest Lawyers Group