Lucinda Davis

Lucinda Davis

‘An outstanding advocate who is passionate about her work and provides down-to-earth and clear-cut advice for clients whether professional or lay.’

Legal 500, 2020

“She provides excellent client care and courtroom demeanour.”

Legal 500, 2016

"Intelligent and focused."

Legal 500, 2017

"She is very knowledgeable and makes sure the client is aware of their options."

Legal 500, 2015

Practice Overview

Consistently recommended under the Family section of the Legal 500, Lucinda Davis has been described as “a fighter who handles the evidence with skill’ and a “first choice for care proceedings”.

A prominent family practitioner, Lucinda Davis is well known for her conduct of large and complex family law cases, including NAI, child sex abuse and fabricated or induced illness. In particular, Lucinda acted in the much publicised vaccination/MMR litigation concerning the right of a child to be immunised without parental consent, and led for the Local Authority in the Supreme Court in the case of Re W (Children) (Abuse: Oral Evidence) about the approach to be taken by the courts on the issue of children giving evidence in family proceedings.

Notable Cases:

  • Re Jake (A Child) (Withholding of Medical Treatment [2015] EWHC 2442 (Fam) – Care order proceedings relating to the medical treatment of gravely ill 10-month-old child and the wishes of her parents who had learning disabilities
  • A Local Authority v A Mother, A Father, SB, SM, AS, AB, AQ, ZA, AH, AW [2015] EWFC 60 – Fact finding into complicated allegations of physical abuse, inter-sibling sexual abuse, sexualised behaviour with family of eight children
  • Re King (A Child) [2013] EWHC 3634 (Fam) – Whether the state could interfere with parental responsibility of a child unless the child was suffering or was likely to suffer significant harm as a result of being given unreasonable care
  • Re W (Children) (Abuse: Oral Evidence) – A case considering the presumption against calling a child to give evidence in family proceedings with the Article 6 and 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights 1950