Lucy joined 9BR as a tenant following successful completion of pupillage in March 2022.
She has quickly developed a broad prosecution and defence practice in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. She acts in a range of criminal matters including sexual offences, money-laundering, fraud and dishonesty, offensive weapons, drugs, domestic violence and motoring offences. Lucy is a Grade 1 CPS Prosecutor.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
Lucy comes to the Bar with considerable experience in Government policy and journalism.
Prior to pupillage, Lucy was Head of Economic Crime and Criminal Law Reform at the Ministry of Justice. In this capacity, she advised the Secretary of State for Justice on financial crime, including the Bribery Act and corporate liability.
Before joining the civil service, Lucy worked on a Government-commissioned review of prison education reform. She was also part of a small team that established a highly-successful scheme to recruit university graduates as prison officers, to improve prison conditions and reduce reoffending.
Lucy began her career as a journalist. She wrote for The Daily Telegraph for three years, covering domestic and foreign affairs, politics and sport.
Successful argument to exclude hearsay evidence. D faced a charge of wilful assault on a child. Exclusion of evidence meant the case had to be discontinued and her client retained her good character.
Defence counsel for a case involving arson and assault in a hotel. Secured a Community Order despite the Judge considering the custody threshold had been passed.
Client was a carer acquitted of fraud despite using her patient’s bank cards after his death. Successfully represented at trial.
Client was facing trial for a domestic violence assault. Lucy persuaded the Crown to offer no evidence due to evidential inconsistencies.
Client accepted spitting in a police van. D acquitted of criminal damage after successful defence that the spitting was due to a medical condition.
Lucy represented a client of good character who accepted carrying a knife during a neighbour dispute. Lucy successfully applied to vacate the plea after her legal research revealed a technical defence. The proceedings were subsequently discontinued.
PROFILE: Lucy Kinder
University of St Andrews: Modern History and International Relations – 2:1 MA (Hons)
Columbia University in the City of New York - M.S Journalism
BPP University, GDL – Commendation and BPTC – Very Competent
Advocacy Scholarship (BPP University)
Exhibition Award (Inner Temple)
Ede & Ravenscroft Prize (Inner Temple)
Women in Criminal Law
CPS Panel (Grade 1)