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Lucy Phipps

Partner

Biography

Lucy is a Partner in our family law team based in our Leeds office. Before joining Weightmans, Lucy was made partner at Stowe Family Law in London before moving back to Yorkshire to head up the family team at a leading regional firm.

Lucy has been described as "first rate" and "amazing" by the independent directory, the Legal 500, and is credited by her clients for being realistic, empathetic and a “serious match for her opponents.”

Lucy has over 15 years' experience in family law, and specialises in obtaining financial settlements alongside divorce, pre-marital agreements and resolving disputes concerning arrangements for children.

She has considerable experience of representing clients in demanding and senior positions such as business owners, corporate executives, professional footballers and media personalities.

Her work in financial settlements involves complex corporate and business structures, property and land holdings (including farm and agricultural estates), pension and trust assets.

Lucy has a particular interest in cases which involve allegations of parental alienation and representing parents where permission is being sought from the court to remove children from the jurisdiction of England & Wales.

Lucy represents her clients at all levels of the Family Court and has been successful in the Court of Appeal.

Lucy is part of the winning team named Family Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards.

Notable cases

  • M (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2356;
  • KK v MA & Ors [2012] EWHC 788 (fam); and
  • Ahmed v Khan [2010] EWCA Civ 290.

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