Lucy Reed

Lucy  Reed Barrister and Mediator
St John's Chambers

Lucy is a family law specialist and has practiced in family law throughout her professional career. Her practice now spans all areas of family law with a particular emphasis on children work. She often acts in complex, multi-party or high conflict intractable private law disputes. In public law children cases she acts for parents, children, local authorities and extended family. Lucy has experience of handling cases cases involving suspected non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic violence, where there are parental mental health, learning disability or capacity issues, concerns around substance abuse and addiction, and involving children with special educational needs and complex medical needs.

Lucy also has experience of child abduction work including Hague Convention, and international adoption matters.

Her practice also encompasses Pt IV Family Law Act injunctive work, including forced marriage.

In appropriate cases Lucy will undertake family work via direct public access. Lucy is a qualified family mediator.

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Press reporting of care proceedings 29 JAN 2016

Press reporting of care proceedings

The below article appears in the January issue of Family Law at [2015] Fam Law 72 and has been...

A day in the life of ... Lucy Reed (Barrister and Mediator) 02 NOV 2015

A day in the life of ... Lucy Reed (Barrister and Mediator)

This article was written in support of National Pro Bono Week, running from 2–6 November 2015. ...

The President’s judgment in Q v Q, Re B (A Child) and Re C (A Child) [2014] EWFC 31 – thinking through the implications 01 SEP 2014

The President’s judgment in Q v Q, Re B (A Child) and Re C (A Child) [2014] EWFC 31 – thinking through the implications

The bare facts in two of these three cases (Re B and Re C) are strikingly similar, but they are...