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. She worked alongside Peter on a number of judicial reviews of decisions by NHS England to refuse funding for treatment of rare diseases including Cystic Fibrosis and Phenylketonuria, as well as a judicial review of the decision of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to appraise the drug Kuvan, a treatment for Phenylketonuria, through its Standard Technology Appraisal track rather than the Highly Specialised Technology Appraisal track.
Lucie joined the Social Housing department for her second seat in March 2020, assisting Jayesh Kunwardia with his housing and public law practice. Whilst in the Social Housing team, Lucie worked on a broad range of housing claims including disrepair claims, homelessness reviews and appeals. She also provided telephone legal advice to landlords and tenants on a range of property disputes. Lucie assisted with several public law challenges, including most notably a judicial review claim on behalf of a local individual against HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State for Transport concerning the alleged risk posed by HS2’s chosen ‘Three Tunnels’ design of catastrophic collapse of a retaining wall at the Euston Approaches.
In September 2020, Lucie moved to the Civil Liberties department, where she is currently undertaking her third seat with partner Alice Hardy. Lucie assists Alice 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 department, assisting Jocelyn Cockburn and Claire Brigham with their varied caseload. Prior to this, she worked in the Public Law and Human Rights department of another leading law firm 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.
Alongside her training, Lucie has developed a pro bono practice representing individuals in challenges against refusals by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to award Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
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.
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