I am a Partner and Head of the Family Department. I am a specialist family lawyer and have worked in family law since I qualfied as a Solicitor in 2001. I have experience dealing with the breakdown of all types of relationships and the issues that arise from this including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, arrangements for children, injunctions and financial issues. I also have extensive experience in representing children, parents and other extended family members in care proceedings. My priority is to reach an early settlement for clients but in the event that this isn’t possible, I am also a skilled advocate, experienced in representing clients in Court.
I work hard for my clients and take a constructive approach to finding the best solution whilst fighting their corner. I adopt a sympathetic approach and understand how difficult family and relationship breakdowns can be. My aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. I also understand how important it is for clients to be heard and for them to have control of their case. I have particularly strong communication skills and have been described as extremely professional and knowledgeable
I am a member of the Law Society Children Panel and am a Resolution accredited specialist in the areas of Financial Provision, Cohabitation Breakdown and Domestic Abuse. My panel membership and Resolution specialisms demonstrate my expertise in these areas.
As a Higher Rights Advocate, I represent my clients at all levels of the Single Family Court. I am also a qualified Family Arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Institute of Family Arbitrators.
I am ranked in Chambers and Partners and am also named in the Legal 500.
You can also follow me on twitter @nefamilylawyer
Chambers and Partners said:
“Lucy Mead is strong in the areas of financial remedy, children and public law work and wins particular praise for her communication and negotiation skills”.
The Legal 500 said:
“Lucy Mead is a consummate professional”.