Ms Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles > Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC
St Ives Chambers
1-3 WHITTALL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DH
England

Work Department

Lucinda has a broad practice managing Criminal, Housing, PI and Regulatory matters and accepts instructions in all areas commensurate to her call.

She is also a member of the Pupillage Committee.

Position

Year of Call:  2014

Career

Criminal Law

Lucinda is regularly instructed in a variety of criminal proceedings including defence and prosecution work in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts. Lucinda has defended in cases of robbery, fraud, sexual offences, assault, dangerous dogs, and other areas. Lucinda is quickly building a reputation as being an enthusiastic and engaging advocate who’s passion, persuasiveness and client care enables her to quickly develop a rapport with her clients and secure a successful outcome in court.

In addition to her defence practice, Lucinda is building her prosecution practice both in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. She has prosecuted for the CPS, HMRC, Probation Service and private prosecutions.

Housing Law

Lucinda has a varied and thriving practice in Housing Law and regularly appears for both Landlord and tenant from first possession hearings to multi-day trials. Lucinda has experience in areas including, but not limited to, possession, trespass, succession, disrepair, injunction proceedings and committals.

Lucinda regularly advises on Capacity, Equality Act and Public Law issues and engages in complex legal arguments on behalf of the Landlord. Most recently she successfully undertook a multi-day hearing arguing against why an Article 8 Defence and proportionality should not be raised at warrant enforcement stage, particularly when possession was ordered under the S21 accelerated procedure.

Recent Cases

R v Lynch – Secured acquittal following trial on a charge of Racially Aggravated Harassment.

R v Malinowski – Secured acquittal following trial on charges of Possession of a machete, a crossbow and bolt and 3 baseball bats.

R v Zaman – Secured acquittal following trial on a charges of S47 assault using hammers and a metal baton.

R v Farquahson – Secured acquittal following trial on charges of  Possession of a bladed article.

R v Duckworth – Secured acquittal following trial on charges of S47 Assault in a domestic violence context.

R v Chikerema: Murder Trial: Defence Junior Led by Zafa Ali AC

R v Rankine: Appeal conviction: Secured Ms Rankine’s release from custody.

Languages

English

Education

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Birmingham City University, July 2017

Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law Birmingham, July 2014

Acting and Musical Theatre, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, July 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Lucinda Wilmott-LascellesSt Ives Chambers ‘Lucinda is a brilliant barrister. She is very thorough in her preparation and has a wonderful way with the clients. Her easy-going manner puts the client at ease whilst still giving them the confidence that they are in good hands. She explains things very clearly, including technical legal matters, so the client understands. She genuinely cares, which is important when dealing with clients facing serious matters. Her advocacy is also excellent, whatever the type of hearing.’