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Lucy Chen

Senior Associate, Sydney Direct: +61 2 8240 8064

As an experienced civil and commercial litigation practitioner for both plaintiff and defendant clients across multiple Australian jurisdictions, Lucy’s has regularly provided advice to insurers on coverage and liability issues arising from directors and officers liability, financial institutions, and professional indemnity claims. Her experience has also included underwriting policies for insurers.

Lucy has worked in complex litigated claims with multiple concurrent proceedings and parties, and is experienced in class actions, including shareholder class actions. Lucy has advised on claims arising from Royal Commissions (banking royal commission, royal commission into aged care, disability royal commission, and the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse). Lucy has also represented and advised religious institutions and schools on litigated claims, sensitive claims, and policies.

Having worked extensively in the pro bono space, Lucy has worked with Refugee Legal, Marrickville Legal Centre, Women’s Legal Services NSW, Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), Amnesty International, Save the Children Foundation, Kaleidoschope Australian Human Rights Foundation, Share the Dignity, and the International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination.

Lucy is regularly involved in volunteering work and has been part of programs run by the Beacon Foundation, Aspire, EatUp and RizeUp. Lucy is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Lucy contributed to the following publications:

  • Mapping of Juvenile Justice System in Australia, 2016 – Save the Children Foundation.
  • Best Practice guide on using ICESCR as a tool to promote LGBTI rights report, 2016 – Kaleidoschope Australian Human Rights Foundation, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Share the Dignity – Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation
  • Climate Change Adaptation and the Pacific Islands Phase 1 scoping paper, 2015 – International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination.
  •  The GetSwift decision and its implications for competing class actions, May 2018.