Lucy possesses almost 20 years of commercial dispute resolution experience with a focus on financial services, contentious restructuring, insolvency, trusts and shareholder disputes.
Lucy joined Hausfeld as a partner in June 2018. She has extensive experience of managing international, cross-border litigation, working frequently in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal. She has also conducted several commercial arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules and most recently, was instructed on an LCIA arbitration in the aerospace sector.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Lucy was of counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in London where she worked for eight years. She commenced her career at Paul, Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York before joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer in the Financial Institution Dispute Resolution Group in London.
Previously, Lucy worked for a leading global litigation funder, which has honed her commercial sense and makes her well-placed to advise clients on litigation funding matters, including strategies for securing funding.
Lucy’s clients – who often act adverse to large financial institutions – include corporates, high net worth individuals, hedge funds, private equity funds and insolvency practitioners. She is very well connected within the professional services community who often turn to her to refer work if they are conflicted.
LLB & BCL, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Canada
(Joint Hons) French and Philosophy, University of Leeds BA
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2006
Admitted to the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeal, 2003
'Lucy has really good expertise and is very commercial and very articulate... She is terrific and energetic; she is a niche player in the banking world.' - Banking Litigation, Chambers UK, 2023
Lucy Pert is recognised as 'Next Generation Lawyer, exceptionally bright and excellent under pressure' - Banking Litigation, 2023
Lucy is ranked as a 'key lawyer, [she] is tenacious, smart and clear in her advice.' - Commercial Litigation, 2023
Noted as a 'key lawyer, [she] stands out as a leader in her field... well regarded in the international arbitration market.' - International Arbitration, 2023
"Lucy Pert pitches things just right with the client and knows when to delegate and when to get involved." - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2022
"Lucy Pert is a brilliant partner: clever and with a feel for the right answer." - Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, 2022
‘Lucy Pert’s management of very complex group litigation involving multiple fee-earners, experts and QCs has been very impressive. Her sector insight has been invaluable and she is very available and personable.’ - Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, 2021
“Has quite superb experience and judgement” - Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, 2020
“Lucy Pert is a very capable litigator” - Commercial Litigation, 2020
Ben Rigby, Global Legal Group
“The same could be said of Lucy Pert, whose value for Hausfeld was evident. Lucy‘s ability to bring together not just her own London lessons, but the overall experiences of her global claimant commercial firm, showed finesse.” - Ben Rigby, LIDW, 2021
Lucy’s practice also involves expertise in the financial services sector:
Lucy’s arbitration experience encompasses:
Her insolvency expertise relates to:
In relation to contentious restructuring, Lucy has experience:
Lucy is an integral member of the commercial disputes and banking team and has worked on Hausfeld’s most high-profile disputes and litigation:
'Lucy has really good expertise and is very commercial and very articulate... She is terrific and energetic; she is a niche player in the banking world.'
Lucy Pert is tenacious, smart and clear in her advice.
Exceptionally bright and excellent under pressure.
Lucy Pert pitches things just right with the client and knows when to delegate and when to get involved.
Lucy Pert is a brilliant partner: clever and with a feel for the right answer.
Lucy Pert’s management of very complex group litigation involving multiple fee-earners, experts and QCs has been very impressive. Her sector insight has been invaluable and she is very available and personable.
Has quite superb experience and judgement.
Lucy Pert is a very capable litigator.