Lucy is a trainee solicitor in the firm's discrimination law department where she is supervised by Maria Chadwick.
Lucy obtained a 2:1 honours degree in Law from the University of Leeds in 2017. During her studies, Lucy was awarded the Head of School Module Prize for Employment Law 2015-16 for obtaining the highest mark in an undergraduate module.
Lucy went on to successfully complete her Legal Practice Course and a Master’s Degree with a Distinction award in 2018.
Lucy joined the discrimination department as a graduate paralegal in 2018 and went on to secure a training contract with the firm in 2019, to commence in 2020.
During her time in the discrimination department, Lucy has assisted on a varied case load of both complex civil and employment discrimination claims, brought on behalf of claimants under the Equality Act 2010. Lucy has prepared a range of legal documents including pre-action correspondence, witness statements and instructions to counsel. Lucy regularly liaises and corresponds with the Legal Aid Agency, counsel, medical experts and opponents.
Lucy has a particular interest and has experience with assisting vulnerable clients with physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Lucy advises and assists clients with compassion and expertise.
"I contacted Stephensons discrimination team after an incident last August. I wanted to take legal action but I was unsure what my chances of success would be, and was anxious in case I lost in court and had to pay out legal fees. I put all my faith in them and wasn’t disappointed.
I was mostly in contact with Charlotte Brain and Lucy Bishop who were very accommodative and would send me detailed updates several times a week. If I had any concerns they would respond in a matter of hours. This made the process far less stressful as it ensured me they were taking the case seriously." - View from a satisfied client