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Lucy Hendry

Lucy Hendry

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The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Lucy Hendry is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for her expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Family and children law – Leading juniors
Lucy Hendry - Hardworking, persistent and excellent on her feet.

Lucy Hendry is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for her expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Family and children law – Leading juniors
Lucy Hendry - She is sensible in negotiations, exerting a calming influence on the case as a whole

Lucy Hendry is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 for her expertise in the Western Circuit for her Family expertise at the Bar. "3PB’s Lucy Hendry ‘stands out’."


Lucy Hendry specialises in all aspects of public and private child law acting for parents, intervenors, extended family members, guardians, local authorities and the OS. She has a well established practice and is highly regarded by professional and lay clients.

Public Law

  • Expert / medico-legal issues / non accidental injury
  • Drug and alcohol addiction, abuse and neglect
  • Children and/or parents with special needs / cognitive impairment / capacity issues
  • S.38(6) assessments
  • Adoption / Special Guardianship / Wardship

Private Law

  • Entrenched residence and contact disputes
  • Split hearings / domestic violence and abuse
  • Removal from the jurisdiction
  • Wardship

Recent notable cases include

Re S (2015)
Instructed on behalf of M.  Achieved reunification and continued placement with M / dismissal of LA applications for care and placement orders.

Re L (2014)
Instructed on behalf of LA. Achieved findings against parents re sexual harm.  Additional issues of complex family history and wider parenting concerns.

Re J (2014)
Public Law applications.  Complex family history, M lacked capacity / Official Solicitor and an intermediary instructed.  Teenage child separately represented.

Re B (2014)
Court finding that M and her partner formed the entire pool of perpetrators of a serious injury to child.  Achieved reunification of child to M and partner within maternal family setting.

Re W (2014)
Instructed on behalf of LA in Court of Appeal.  Successfully resisted appeal by parents with learning difficulties against Placement Order.

Re J (2014)
Instructed on behalf of M in a private law matter.  Conflicting history re parents’ relationship, issues of mental abuse as between parents and allegations of sexual abuse as between Father and stepdaughter.

Re H (2013)
Junior counsel (led by Paul Storey QC) representing F. Child with complex medical history. LA failed to prove that injuries were non accidental / inflicted.

Re S (2013)
Public law proceedings. Representing F. All parents profoundly deaf.  Complex welfare assessment and forensic process.

Re C (2013)
Recurring private law applications.  M hostile to principle of contact / seeking to prevent any direct contact between F and children.  Allegations of abduction to non Hague Convention country, DV, assault of children. 

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News

September 17 2015:

3PB’s expertise recognised by bumper rankings in Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 ...read more


September 16 2014:

3PB’s Family Law team - Bournemouth. Witness training workshop at Bournemouth County Court. ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons) Law, Kingston

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional Bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit