Lucinda is both a commercial and criminal litigation specialist and has experience advising clients on a broad range of commercial disputes.
Lucinda joined Stevens & Bolton in 2018 having previously spent several years at a leading City firm.
Prior to joining Stevens & Bolton, Lucinda’s practice focused on white collar crime relating to the corporate sector. She advised clients on regulatory and internal investigations, compliance and risk, with particular reference to corruption, fraud and tax matters. She has a great deal of expertise in relation to the handling of investigations and prosecutions by government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue & Customs.
Lucinda handles a broad range of commercial disputes across a range of sectors and much of her work is international in nature, acting on cross-border disputes.
Recent highlights include:
- Advising a well-known franchise company on a range of disputes in relation to its operations within the UK.
- Acting for an international client in the hospitality sector in relation to a claim for professional negligence.
- Advising an insolvency practitioner in respect of a sham and fraudulent trust.
- Acting for two directors of a professional advisory firm in connection with a major UK tax fraud investigation and prosecution.
- Advising a global engineering, construction and services company on a worldwide corruption investigation into the bribery of government officials in Nigeria.
- Representing three individuals (often referred to as the “NatWest Three”) in the first extradition request under Part Two of the Extradition Act 2003.
- Bringing a private prosecution against a corporate and three individuals on charges of gross negligence manslaughter.
- Advising corporate entities on corporate governance issues, including due diligence and compliance programmes in accordance with the requirements of UK regulatory guidance.