Lucy Emanuel (Capital Law)

Lucy Emanuel

Lucy’s main area of expertise is in professional negligence/ professional indemnity and regulatory compliance.

Lucy is experienced in professional negligence/ professional indemnity claims, including claims involving solicitors, valuers, quantity surveyors, accountants and independent financial advisors for breach of contract, negligence and breach of regulatory obligations.

She also has experience of working for and against regulators, including judicial reviews, appeals to decisions, interpretation of policy wording and compliance advice. Lucy regularly advises on and provides training in relation to data protection and also the FCA Handbook.

Lucy has extensive experience of claims in professional negligence against a wide variety of professionals. This together with her experience of insolvency law enables her to provide invaluable assistance to insolvency professionals looking to realise the assets of a company, including claims against third party advisors and/ or officers of the company.

I should also mention that the judge paid tribute to the well prepared case on both sides.

Although it was a team effort, I do think significant praise should be afforded to Lucy Emanuel; who has performed excellently on a very complicated matter”

Gareth Williams, Senior Policy Executive BMA

  • Advising numerous Insurtech start-ups and MGAs on their regulatory requirements, including data protection, FCA Handbook, Solvency 2, Insurance Distribution Directive etc.
  • A Judicial Review against HMRC relating to its decision that the structure of our clients’ finances constituted a tax avoidance scheme.
  • Advising on a £multi-million claim for breach of trust involving the payment of monies out of an escrow account for the investment in ‘off plan’ property in the Caribbean.
  • Advising on a claim against a pension trustee for breach of regulatory obligations including to act in its client’s best interests.
  • Defending a claim for payment of a £multi-million loan made in breach of the general prohibition (s19 Financial Services Markets Act).
  • Acting for the administrator of a company in an £82m claim in professional negligence against an accountant and auditor who failed to detect a ponzi scheme being run through the company’s accounts.
  • Advising the administrators of a company in a multi-million pound claim against the former auditors arising out of the pre-pack sale of the company.
  • Advising administrators of a company in a £20m claim against the company’s directors for misfeasance and its auditors for professional negligence. This included advice on a s236 application for disclosure of the auditor’s working papers and a delivery up application against the directors for recovery of documents/ a hard drive.
  • Professional negligence
  • Banking and finance claims
  • Mis-selling of investment products
  • Regulatory investigations and compliance
  • FCA handbook and data protection
  • Directors’ duties and claims for misfeasance
  • Professional negligence claims against third party advisors

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (2019 – Present)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (2016 – 2019)
  • Solicitor, TLT (2015 – 2016)
  • Senior Paralegal, Eversheds (2010 – 2015)
  • Legal Assistant, TLT (2007 – 2010)

Education

  • University of West of England: LPC
  • University of South Wales: ILEX

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales