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Lucy Colter

Public Law and Human Rights

Lucy is keen to develop her practice in public law, especially in the context of healthcare. She appeared as junior counsel for the Secretary of State for Health (led by Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC): R(on the application of McVey) s Secretary of State for Health [2010] EWHC 437 and [2010] EWHC 1225.

The Secretary of State successfully resisted the judicial review brought in respect of the ex gratia compensation scheme set up to compensate those infected with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, including a challenge by interested parties, living victims of the disease. This judicial review also engaged private law questions regarding trusts. Permission to appeal was refused.