Lucia practises across the full breadth of finance and children work, led by silks and in her own right. She has extensive experience in all areas of matrimonial finance, including cases involving complex trust and company structures. Recent notable cases include: Bloom v Bloom  EWFC B108.
She also practises in private and public law children cases, with particular expertise in intractable contact disputes, matters involving complex psychological issues, and extended fact-finding hearings.
Prior to joining 1 King’s Bench Walk she was a solicitor in the litigation and arbitration department at Linklaters LLP, and in the family and child care department at a family firm, undertaking her own advocacy.
Lucia practises in all aspects of family finance, including applications pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 or TOLATA 1996, variation and enforcement proceedings. She has acted in complex cases, for example involving jurisdictional disputes or complicated asset structures. She gained experience in trust, tax and company law as an associate solicitor at Linklaters LLP.
Lucia regularly acts in all areas of private law children work including applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. She has experience in complex cases, for example involving parental alienation or the Local Authority, including cases in which a Guardian has been appointed. She also has experience of international and domestic relocation proceedings.
Lucia also has experience of acting in all stages of Family Law Act proceedings. She has experience of urgent, without notice applications and has acted in cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence and abuse.
Lucia is available to act in public law children proceedings, for Local Authorities, parents, Guardians and extended family members. She was previously employed by a Local Authority, both in the public health department (children and families team) and to work alongside children’s services in a research role.
Lucia has been involved in all stages of child abduction cases in the High Court, from ex parte applications to contested final hearings.
Reputation & Awards
'Lucia is incredibly well-prepared, bright, articulate and quickly grasps difficult issues.'Legal 500, 2023 - Rising Star
‘Lucia has an extremely constructive approach to her advocacy. She cuts straight to the point and ensures court time is used efficiently and to her client’s advantage. Her written advocacy is clear and precise, and her proportionate view of cases leads to effective resolution.’ – Legal 500, 2024
‘Lucia is incredibly well-prepared, bright, articulate and quickly grasps difficult issues. She gives excellent attention to detail particularly in her preparation, and is tenacious in her advocacy. She is a fearless and talented advocate who never loses sight of the bigger picture. She works incredibly hard to get the best result for her clients, which does not go unnoticed by all involved. Her knowledge and expertise ensures that clients receive supportive and well-informed advice.’ – Legal 500, 2023 – Rising Star
‘Lucia has a depth of knowledge and is accessible to those who need her assistance and ensures client feel they are in very safe hands, remaining calm even under pressure.’ – Legal 500, 2023 – Rising Star
Awards and Scholarships
- Gray’s Inn: Mould Scholarship (senior scholarship for pupils of exceptional merit); Lee Essay Prize
- UCL: Master of the Rolls Scholarship; Finalist in LLM mooting competition
- KCL: First Leathes Prize for highest score in AKC
- University College London: Master of Laws (LLM) specialising in family and child law, public law and human rights, Distinction
- University of Law, Moorgate: Legal Practice Course, Distinction
- City Law School, London: Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction
- King’s College London: BA History, First Class Honours
- King’s College London: Associate of King’s College – Ethics and Theology (AKC), Distinction
Family Law Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn