Lucy joins our team after five years of private legal practice in Sydney, including at the firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Lucy is joining the Centre for nine months whilst Afton Fife is on parental leave. While at Herbert Smith Freehills, Lucy held a number of leadership positions in the firm’s pro bono and community outreach program, including as a member of the Freehills Foundations’ Sydney Community Committee.
In this capacity, Lucy assisted a variety of not-for-profit organisations and disadvantaged individuals with legal advice and assisted in the coordination of the Sexual Assault Communications Privilege Pro Bono Pilot Scheme. Lucy also cultivated the firm’s relationship with Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation that provides scholarships for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to attend Australia’s leading boarding schools.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on public policy at the University of Sydney, Lucy’s passion for social justice lead her study law at the University of New South Wales, where she graduated with Honours. During her studies at UNSW, Lucy completed the Social Justice Internship Program and looks forward to mentoring the Centres’ interns currently undertaking this elective.
In addition to her studies in Australia, Lucy excelled at the University of Oxford’s International Human Rights Law Summer School, where she focused on human rights advocacy.
Lucy will be looking after the Centre’s PI insurance scheme, the Centre’s advocacy in relation to volunteer practising certificates, and the forthcoming National Law firm Pro Bono Survey.