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 Lucy Reed


Lucy Reed is a barrister specialising in family law. She often acts in complex, multi-party or high conflict intractable private law disputes. Lucy has experience of handling cases involving suspected non-accidental injury and FGM/C, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic abuse, where there are parental mental health, learning disability or capacity issues, concerns around substance abuse and addiction, and involving children with special educational needs and disabilities / complex medical needs.

Lucy writes and talks on family law and has particular interests in issues arising from the involvement of litigants in person in family cases, and in issues surrounding the publication of information arising from family proceedings and transparency.

In March 2011 Lucy was named one of The Times’ best legal bloggers for her family law blog 'Pink Tape' and The Guardian has described Lucy as "one of the best legal bloggers for style and content." Lucy also writes for the New Statesman.


Lucy is the author of   ‘The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person‘ (2nd edition 2014, Bath Publishing).