Lucy Garside

Solicitor

Lucy joined Burton Copeland in October 2013 engaged working on the Hillsborough Inquests. Her talent was recognised and she was promoted to the position of a Paralegal in November 2015 working in the Magistrates and Police Station Department where she soon became an accredited police station advisor and worked on case preparation on Magistrates Court cases.

Lucy started her training contract with Burton Copeland in September 2016, part of which meant that she was seconded to Hall Brown Family Law for a period of 3 months where she gained experience in other areas of law and improved her skills by taking instructions from clients and drafted documents.

Lucy returned to Burton Copeland in August 2017 and since then has also taken on the preparation of Crown Court cases. She qualified as a solicitor in April 2018 and now also regularly appears in the Magistrates Court representing clients accused of all manner of offences.

Notable cases:

R v D – Attended Court and assisted Counsel in the trial of an individual who was alleged to have committed historic sexual offences, acquitted after Trial.

R v N – Assisted in the preparation of a case of an individual facing trial for perverting the course of justice and attended Court with Counsel. The case was dismissed following a successful submission of no case to answer.