Portrait of Lucy Owens

Lucy Owens

Year of Call 1997

Professional Practice

Lucy specialises in all financial aspects of relationship breakdown including claims for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. Lucy has appeared at all levels of court up to the Court of Appeal and she is often instructed against silks. Lucy takes a pragmatic, solution-focused approach at all times. She is a persistent and persuasive advocate in court and was credited in Chambers and Partners 2021 as “someone who gets the ear of the judge” and is “ready to fight for her clients.” Lucy is a qualified as a financial arbitrator and sits as a private FDR judge. Lucy was appointed a Deputy District Judge in 2022.

  • Recommendations

    "Has a good rapport with clients and puts them at ease. She's responsive, thorough, well prepared and someone who gets the ear of the judge." "Lucy gets on top of the issues in cases and gives clear, coherent advice to clients." "She's down-to-earth, matter-of-fact and ready to fight for her clients."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "A compelling advocate. She is incredibly bright and always meticulously prepared. She is wonderful with clients yet firm when providing them with clear, practical and pragmatic advice."
    Legal 500 2022
    “I have no hesitation in recommending Lucy Owens. She is insightful, has good judgment and is exceptionally constructive.”
    Linzi Bull – Harbottle & Lewis LLP
    I have been instructing Lucy Owens since the late 1990’s and have always been impressed with the quality of her work. Tenacious and incisive, Lucy is a highly persuasive advocate. Her written work is excellent and her judgement sound. Lucy is not only thorough but goes the extra mile for both her lay and her professional clients. Her client care is second to none.
    Tony Roe - Tony Roe Solicitors
  • Notable Cases

    • Azarmi-Movafagh v Bassiri-Dezfouli
      [2021] EWCA Civ 1184
    • Thakkar v Thakkar
      [2017] EWFC 13
    • Thakkar v Thakkar
      [2016] EWHC 2488
    • Re C-G (Contact Order: Staying Contact with Father)
      [2013] EWCA Civ 301
    • Re H (Children: Contact Order)
      [2001] 1 FCR 49
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Lucy lectures on a wide variety of topics.

  • Personal Information

    Married with 4 children.


  • Deputy District Judge 2022,


  • FLBA
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)