Lucy Kennedy > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Lucy Kennedy’s practice incorporates many complex, evidentially high-volume cases. She has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to manage vast amounts of material and plainly has an aptitude for close and thorough analysis and for identifying the essence of a case. She decisively converts and presents convoluted material into understandable manageable form, thereby dramatically enhancing a jury’s ability to understand obscure or complicated evidential issues. Formally a solicitor, she practised in civil law for five years and turned down equity partnership in order to transfer to the bar eleven years ago. An effective ‘no nonsense advocate’, she has a reputation for producing powerful and persuasive legal submissions: she has more than once persuaded judges to completely alter their interpretation of intricate and pivotal law – had she not succeeded in doing so, often the case would have been ‘lost’. Her preparation is outstanding. Consequently, she commands confidence of the court in her presentation of cases and in her legal submissions. Her overall knowledge of the law is broad but detailed – borne of the variety of cases she is instructed to prosecute or defend: ranging from, for example: fraud and money laundering to possession of indecent images of children; HIV grievous bodily harm to cross-jurisdictional conspiracy to breach immigration rules.


Called Middle Temple 2000.


Former legal correspondent for UCATT; committee member of Central London Bar Mess; Bar representative for Southwark Crown Court Users Group; co-founder of HUSH (registered charity for e.coli victims); Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory; Public Access Bar Association (PABA).


University of York (BA Hons, first class); Nottingham Law School (postgraduate diploma in law; Legal Practice Course).