Profile

Lucy is a criminal practitioner with expertise of prosecuting and defending cases right across the criminal spectrum of offences. Between 2010 and 2014 Lucy worked as a defence attorney in the Cayman Islands where she was frequently instructed in the most serious of criminal offences appearing to Appellate level. Lucy has implemented this experience upon her return to the bar of England and Wales, establishing a practice of serious crime.

She has notable experience of assisting in the prosecution of anti-competitive activities and in assisting companies that are the subject of investigation by the SFO and FCA. Lucy also has experience in assisting corporate entities with internal investigations.

Lucy is qualified to undertake direct access work and can accept instructions directly from individuals and companies.

Lucy is a member of the international association of young lawyers and recently spoke at their seminar “Legal Practice Offshore: Opportunity and Controversy”  on the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Expertise

Crime - Defence

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Lucy is very experienced in defending in the full spectrum of criminal offences

Lucy has experience of defending fraud and white collar crime and representing high profile individuals charged with criminal offences. This has included advising and assisting high profile corporate clients.

Lucy has defended in high profile crime which runs the full gamut of offences including murder. She has successfully represented a number of defendants charged with rape, death by dangerous driving, attempted murder, possession of firearms and fraud. She is able to deal with complicated expert evidence.

Lucy has extensive experience of appearing in the Court of Appeal both on her own and as junior counsel.

Lucy has been instructed privately in asset forfeiture and POCA proceedings. She also has experience of privately representing individuals who are charged with road traffic matters.

Crime - Prosecution

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Lucy is a Grade 3 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and prosecutes a range of offences including terrorism, homicide, serious violence and sexual offences.

She has experience of prosecuting matters arising out of HMRC investigations.

Lucy also undertakes private prosecutions and is regularly instructed to prosecute on behalf of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. She has also prosecuted on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Lucy assisted the Competition and Markets Authority in their most recent prosecution of a group of managing directors for the cartel offence under the Enterprise Act 2002 and understands the operation of the CMA’s no-action and leniency policy in action. She advised on issues surrounding disclosure in this case and the cross-over between the criminal and the civil investigation. She is currently instructed in the CMA’s investigation of the pre-cast concrete drainage market.

Public Law

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Lucy has acted for the Secretary of State for Transport in respect of appeals against the removal of individuals’ driving licenses.

She has also acted for the Director of Border Revenue in the First-Tier Tax Tribunal.

She also has experience of appearing in the First Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

Extradition

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Lucy acts in extradition matters and has conducted full extradition hearings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Lucy has acted in extradition matters in the Cayman Islands. This including an incoming request for an Israeli- German citizen by Israel to the Cayman Islands.

Education

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University of Cambridge, MA (Hons), History.

Notable cases

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R v Wright

Successfully represented a man accused of the rape of his ex-partner.

R v Manderson

Lucy was led by David Fisher QC in this murder trial which involved DNA, telephone and ballistic expert evidence. The defendant was a teenager with a very low I.Q. The defendant was acquitted.

R v Cousins

A successful appeal to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal against a conviction for grievous bodily harm with intent, on the ground of incorrect directions to the jury on the issue of self-defence.

R v Rankin

Lucy successfully represented a man accused of the rape of his cousin.

Related news

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21 May

The Trial: Channel 4

Chambers is pleased to support The Trial, a Channel 4 documentary seeking to broaden public understanding of criminal proceedings through a fictionalised murder trial. John Ryder QC and Lucy Organ...

2 May

AIJA Seminar (April 2017)

Simon Ray and Lucy Organ spoke at AIJA's seminar "Legal Practice Offshore: Opportunity and Controversy" held in the Bahamas in April 2017. They were invited to speak on the topics of international...