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Lucy Speed

Partner - Court of Protection Team

Lucy's Teams

Court of Protection


Following a BA in History, Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 2014.

Lucy specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues, in particular dealing with clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Lucy's experience includes the management of professional deputyships including cases with high-value litigation claims, statutory wills, dealing with the authorisation of gifts, and both lay and professional applications to the Court of Protection with regard property and financial affairs as well as health and welfare.

Lucy has particular expertise in complex cases and heads a team within the established Court of Protection department at Lanyon Bowdler.

Lucy is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association and the Professional Deputies Forum.

Outside work, Lucy is a qualified swimming instructor.

Lucy also deals with our work experience programme at Lanyon Bowdler and runs our mock trial program in conjunction with other staff.

Lucy is the current Vice President of Shropshire Law Society.


In this episode Lucy discusses the steps to getting your work experience at Lanyon Bowdler, talks about the application process and the top tips to actually get the work experience you deserve at Lanyon Bowdler.

Listen here to Lucy talking about the work experience procedure at Lanyon Bowdler.

In this episode Lucy gives an insight into the Court of Protection. You'll hear a segment about the history of the court, and the use of archaic terms that lasted centuries. The Britney Spears case is also discussed and how this would have been dealt with differently in the UK.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Lucy is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500.

Client Testimonials

Lucy is very supportive of her clients. She is professional in her approach, great communication skills and knowledgeable. Lucy is an asset to your team.

- Rachael Derbyshire

Lucy is always cheerful and happy to help with any questions asked and gets back with the answers, she has helped so much.

- Sandra Embrey

Lucy was very approachable and helpful and quick to respond

- Pauline Cheney

We have been involved with Lucy over a good many years she has always devoted herself to our needs and expectations. Her work ethics are impeccable and always finds the best possible outcomes and way forward in an unprecedented manner she is a credit to her clients and herself. 

- Anon

Lucy has been a constant source of support and advice and without her I really don’t think we would be where we are today. Her knowledge and understanding of the situation has meant she has been one step ahead in planning etc all the way along.

- Anon