Lucile joined Chambers in 2019, having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Alice Nash, Henry Bankes-Jones and Jamie Carpenter QC. During pupillage, Lucile experienced a range of work in professional negligence, personal injury, clinical negligence, costs and commercial disputes. She conducted research for Michael Pooles QC and Matthew Jackson in Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors  UKSC 54.
Lucile accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ areas of practice. She has a particular interest in civil procedure. She frequently acts in trials, interlocutory applications and CCMCs. She regularly appears as sole counsel in both the High Court and County Courts. She acted as junior counsel to Michael Pooles QC before the Court of Appeal in The Right Reverend, Nicholas Baines, Lord Bishop of Leeds & Anr v Dixon Coles and Gill (a firm) & Ors; Guide Dogs for the Blind Association & Ors v Box & Ors  EWCA Civ 1211.
Before joining Chambers, Lucile worked for Quest Legal Advocates LLP as a county court advocate. She undertook cases pro bono for the Hackney Community Law Centre, Free Representation Unit (Employment) and School Exclusion Project. She conducted research for Robert Weir QC in Dryden v Johnson Matthey Plc  UKSC 18.
Following articles published in the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal:
‘Vicarious liability once removed, by way of TUPE.’ Case Comment on Baker v British Gas Services Ltd and J&L Electrics (Lye) Ltd  EWHC 2302 (QB), November 2017 issue. Focussed on how TUPE would apply to transferees where the transferor is vicariously liable for a TUPEd employee.
‘Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty: the Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee of Strict Liability?’ Case Comment on Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council  UKSC 60, December 2017 issue. Focussed on the policy reasons given by the Supreme Court for imposing vicarious liability but not a non-delegable duty on the local authority for tortfeasor foster carers.
‘Counterintuitive or Commonsensical?’ Case Comment on Meadows v Khan  EWHC 2990 (QB), January 2018 issue. Focussed on the application of SAAMCo’s “Mountaineer’s Knee” analogy in a clinical context and questioned the practical implications of the judgment on scope of duty and recoverable losses.
‘Please mind the gaps.’ Case Comment on Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 164 (QB), February 2018 issue. Focussed on the impact of inconsistencies in the Defendant’s evidence on the decision.
‘The Problem of Never Saying Never.’ Case Comment on Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 1307, July 2018 issue. Focussed on the judgment’s analysis of Chester v Afshar  UKHL 41 and considers the difficulties involved in proof of causation in informed consent cases.
Winner of the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association’s Advocacy Competition (2018)
Certificate of Honour from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple for BPTC results (2017)
Finalist in the Senior Moot at City, University of London, held in the Supreme Court (2017)
Diplock Scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2016)
John Beresford Wood Prize; awarded to the highest performing Honours student in the History of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (2015)
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