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Lucy Roberts

Associate Solicitor

Department: Family
Year Admitted: 2012

Contact Lucy:-
Southernhay Office
Tel: 01392 258451
Fax: 01392 278938
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Lucy joined Crosse + Crosse in December 2014.  She is a Solicitor in the Family Department.

Upon joining our Family team, Lucy had the great benefit and pleasure in working alongside Wendy Kemp for 12 months prior to Wendy's untimely passing.  Lucy continues to work on the range of distinguished and niche cases that our firm became renowned for under Wendy's leadership.

Lucy has specialist and ongoing experience in: 

                International Child Abduction

                International Child Contact Cases

                Cases under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court

                Complex and "high net worth" financial matters 

Lucy's expertise is recognised by the Law Society and she is accredited under their Family Law Advanced Scheme in two areas:

(1) Child Abduction and Wardship and                                  

(2) Ancillary Relief (financial matters upon divorce)

Lucy was highlighted as "one to watch" in Exeter Living magazine's business insider section in January 2016.

Lucy is one of the few solicitors in the South West to be accredited by the International Child Abduction Contact Unit (ICACU) to deal with international child abduction cases.  She is a member of Reunite International and the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

Lucy accepts instructions from clients based in the UK and abroad.

Lucy also has experience and routinely advises clients in the following fields:- 

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce and separation advice
  • Financial division upon divorce
  • ToLATA proceedings (property disputes between unmarried couples)
  • Financial orders for children under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
  • Child Maintenance including International Child Maintenance
  • Injunctions, including applying for and defending Non-molestation Order applications 
  • Court Proceedings
  • Advice alongside mediation
  • Legal Aid
  • Change of Name deeds
  • Issues surrounding children, including:
  • Child Arrangement Orders (previously known as Residence and Contact Orders)
  • Parental Responsibility Orders and Agreements
  • Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Wardship and Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court
  • Cases involving Social Services

Lucy graduated from Cardiff University Law School in 2009 and went on to gain a distinction in her post-graduate Legal Practice Course in Chester. After a 2-year training contract Lucy qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and practiced in Cheshire, where she also later qualified and practiced as a Mediator, finding an aptitude and specialising in Family Law from the outset.

Lucy is a member of Resolution and adheres to the organisation’s code of conduct.

Client Testimonials:

"I just wanted to say thank you for all the clear information and timely communication throughout this process. It really helped ease what is a difficult thing to go through."

"Thank you Lucy. I really appreciated our meeting. I felt a lot clearer in my mind even after such a brief time and your advice was measured and given clearly. It was a really big step for me to take to seek legal advice, as I am still coming to terms with my own emotions about my situation, but you made it a, surprisingly pleasant and pain free experience. Thank you again."

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