Lucy Mair > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
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Lucy is a human rights barrister who specialises in representing particularly vulnerable victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, torture, and sexual or other forms of exploitation at all levels in their immigration and asylum appeals (First-tier, Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and CART judicial reviews) and in judicial reviews before the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court. She also provides a Public Access service.


Lucy was called to the bar in 2011 and was shortlisted for a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in 2014. Before coming to the bar, Lucy worked in the fields of human rights and refugees for over a decade. Most recently she worked at Human Rights Watch, during which time she opened and managed the first Jerusalem field office and researched and authored full length human rights reports. She has also worked as a freelance consultant for international aid agencies and holds a masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in New York.




Lucy is a member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, where she acts as a mentor to aspiring human rights lawyers. Lucy serves on the Executive Committee of the Bar Human Rights Committee.


GDipL (distinction); BVC (graduated first in class with a mark of outstanding).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Lucy Mair – Garden Court North ChambersLucy is extremely dedicated to her clients and is often willing to go as far as possible in challenging unfair decisions and to secure a good outcome for the client. She is thorough, informative and approachable. Whenever there is a pressing legal matter that requires counsel advice, she is always the first port of call because she is always willing to assist.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Lucy Mair – Garden Court North ChambersLucy’s biggest strength is her approachability. She provides advice which shows the depth of her knowledge of immigration and modern slavery law. She is excellent on complex cases where difficult decisions as to evidence and approach need to be taken. She is clear and precise in her advice.’