Lucy Harris

Lucy Harris

Position: Partner, Insurance

Office: Blackburn

Phone: 01254 222443

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Lucy qualified in 2000 and now works as a Partner within the Large Loss Department.

Lucy specialises in defending claims against local authorities including claims brought by;

  • victims of child sexual exploitation and grooming;
  • children with behavioural difficulties;
  • individuals alleging they have suffered a deprivation of liberty or inappropriate seclusion;
  • victims of failed adoptions;
  • victims of familial abuse;
  • victims of abuse at the hands of state funded carers;
  • victims of "failures to remove" and drift
  • victims of neglect.

Lucy also provides advice to insured clients on related issues such as legal disclosure, redaction, and litigation privilege. She liaises between insurance personnel and the Authority's media teams where appropriate.

With 'extensive knowledge' that 'inspires confidence', the department at Forbes is led by managing partner Martin Crabtree.

2014 edition Legal 500

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Insurance Officer
Metropolitan Borough Council

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- report following successful tender for a Metropolitan Borough Council

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