I am a Senior Associate in the Gatwick Tax Trusts and Estates team.
I deal with all aspects of private client work, and advise on wills, trusts, succession planning and lifetime tax planning.
I specialise in complex estate administration and tax planning work, often including cross-border assets, rural estates and private business interests. My practice also includes later life planning, including power of attorney and Court of Protection work.
I am a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and I am an Associate member of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
I am also a notary public. This involves assisting private individuals and corporate clients with authenticating documents for use in other jurisdictions and often complements my international probate work.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I read Law with French at the University of Birmingham. I was attracted to the dynamic nature of the law, the intellectual challenge and being able to help individual clients.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Having the privilege to work with wonderful clients, and giving them peace of mind at what can sometimes be challenging times.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
My young family keep me busy at home. Other than that, I also enjoy hot yoga, skiing, crochet and gardening.
"I am very pleased with the service I have received with regards to my late father probate. I am so grateful and thankful for our solicitor Lucy Samy as she has made the whole process easy and has been very supportive and helpful throughout the process. I would definitely recommend her to any friends who are in need of similar legal advice." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have no hesitation referring clients to Lucy. Lucy is very personable and explains things in a simple-to-understand manner for clients. Lucy is also great at bringing in specialists across Irwin Mitchell to address client needs and to ensure clients can benefit from cross-functional expertise where necessary." - Legal 500, 2023
"Lucy has been a life-saver! Nothing was ever too much trouble. Lucy's efficiency and thoroughness took a huge weight off my shoulders. She would always reply to my emails and calls promptly. Her knowledge of dealing with probate and estate matters and her manner of liaising with lawyers from other jurisdictions are superb." - Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2022 (Associate To Watch)
"Excellent communication throughout. We were always reassured that there would be a good outcome" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Lucy Samy has been superb. Professional and efficient while still maintaining a caring attitude." -5* Trustpilot review
My comments on a landmark ruling on foreign power of attorney were published in International Adviser.
I was quoted on thisismoney.co.uk in an article about capital gains and inheritance tax.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2009.