I am an associate in the Public Law & Human Rights department in Southampton. I joined the firm in 2019 having spent a number of years in Local Government legal services.
I specialise in deprivation of liberty and health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection. This work is complemented by my extensive experience in advising in all areas of community care law including:
- Migrant rights’ to services
- Challenging NHS Continuing Healthcare funding decisions
- Section 117 aftercare
- Care needs assessments and care and support plans
- Ordinary residence disputes.
I am an experienced advocate and undertake my own advocacy frequently.
"I feel my friend Mary was given every chance and consideration which had been sadly lacking prior to this action, sadly time was against her. I do not think we could have achieved a better outcome for her and I am grateful for all the time and effort put in to the case. I feel the case was dealt with very professionally and I was always treated with kindness and understanding" - 5* Trustpilot review
"We engaged Irwin Mitchell on behalf of our disabled and non-verbal daughter in a matter that was heard at the Court of Protection. The advice we received from Lucy Clement, our daughter's solicitor, was excellent. The case dragged on much longer than we anticipated, but Lucy remained calm and committed to our daughter throughout. She worked collaboratively and sensitively with us, and despite the endless hoops and hurdles, I believe she helped us reach the best achievable result." - 5* Trustpilot review