Lucy Taylor Partner

Lucy Taylor



T: 0330 016 9170


Band 4 2024 Chambers and Partners Court of Protection: Property & Affairs – 5 years listed

Recommended lawyer 2024 Legal 500 Court of Protection

Lucy is a Partner at Rothley Law and heads our Court of Protection Team that deals exclusively with mental capacity matters.

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and has worked in private practice specialising in Court of Protection work since. Her experience of deputyship work predates her qualification and she also trained in more general private client and serious injury work which continues to compliment her ability to assist clients. Lucy acts as a Professional Deputy and Trustee on behalf of clients who lack capacity to manage elements of their affairs.

Lucy takes referrals from other firms in both complex and conflict cases. She commonly assists those who have sustained catastrophic brain injuries or have severe mental health difficulties; she also acts for clients with degenerative conditions such as Dementia or Parkinson’s Disease.

Lucy is particularly experienced with cases of substantial compensation awards as a result of severe and complex injuries and manages Estates and funds in excess of £10million and those in the process of complex and ongoing litigation disputes.

Her clients have complex financial and personal arrangements, and some have historically been subject to financial exploitation and abuse. Lucy has extensive practical experience of arranging and managing complex and challenging care packages; dealing with the purchase and adaptation of accessible properties; implementing multi-disciplinary teams including case managers and various therapies. Due to her previous experience of more general private client work, she also acts for high-net-worth individuals as their Attorney or Deputy.

In her day-to-day practice, Lucy supports other professional and lay Deputies and advises on all aspects of financial management work both routine and complex. She advises and represents Deputies in both contentious and non-contentious applications for their appointment, for the execution of Statutory Wills, for permission to make gifts and to deal with property and investment strategies.

Lucy and her team work seamlessly alongside litigation teams to offer consultative Professional Deputyship and Personal Injury Trustee services. Lucy understands the importance of ensuring that claimants are adequately compensated to ensure they receive the professional support they need for the rest of their lives.

Lucy’s wealth of experience in practice means that she can provide independent expert evidence on the costs of Deputyships and Personal Injury Trust management.

Lucy has been a Legal 500 Recommended lawyer in 2019, 2021 and 2022 and in the most recent edition is described as “…direct with a no-nonsense approach and…always vigilant to obtaining the most cost-effective outcomes for the client.” She has also been listed in the Chambers Directory for the last 4 years as a “Star Associate” and described as a “Standout”. She is known to have a “wealth of experience in supporting clients with their finances following catastrophic injuries” with one source saying: “I have always been impressed by her down-to-earth and practical approach when supporting clients with tough decisions” and another saying: “She is extremely robust and has a conscientious approach to case”.

Lucy is a member of the Court of Protection Court Users Group, Court of Protection Practitioners Association and Professional Deputies Forum both allowing her to engage with the professional community to support ongoing professional development and improvements in practice.

Lucy regularly writes articles for the legal and disability press as well as delivering ongoing training to those practicing Court of Protection work and supporting vulnerable individuals and those lacking capacity.