Lucy Coleman – Biography
Formerly a Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft Solicitors, Bristol, Lucy worked in the Clinical Risk Department. She qualified in 2013, having taken a circuitous route to becoming a Solicitor, previously being called to the Bar in 2007 having studied Law with Spanish at Sussex and Seville Universities.
Having recently retrained as a teacher at the University of Bristol, Lucy now teaches Spanish and French to 11-16 year olds in an Academy School in Weston Super Mare.
Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Lucy was an Associate at Lyons Davidson Solicitors, specialising in claims brought by Claimants who had suffered accidents abroad, either under the Package Tour Regulations, or in the country of the accident. At Lyons Davidson Lucy was also responsible for setting up a department dedicated to dealing with claims brought on behalf of cyclists. Lucy also managed a case load of public liability and employer’s liability claims and has previously worked as a Defendant Paralegal dealing with both motor and non motor accidents and as a caseworker at the Crown Prosecution Service, preparing prosecutions for court alongside Crown Prosecutors.
Lucy currently sits as a Magistrate on the Bristol Bench, and volunteers for the Julian Trust Homeless Shelter and Business in the Community who work with ex homeless people to help them back into employment through coaching and mentoring.