The Law Society

Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners

Lucy Barber

Partner and Head of Residential Property

Lucy specialises in all aspects of residential property acting for a variety of private individuals, developers, investors and lenders in the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property.

She is also a member of the Enfranchisement Team acting for both landlords and tenants in connection with their enfranchisement claims. Her work includes acting for the Phillimore Estate and the Crown Estate dealing with their enfranchisement claims and management issues arising from their property portfolios.

Lucy provides commercial and practical advice to ensure the best outcome is reached for her clients. She is described as a "highly respected senior practitioner" who is "technically strong and has a positive, can-do and commercial approach".

Lucy is ranked in the Chambers HNW Guide 2023. She is also recognised by The Legal 500 2024 edition as a Leading Individual for her work on high value residential matters. Lucy is noted as a Top Flight Property Lawyer in the Spear's Property Advisers Index 2024 and listed as 'Top Flight' in the Spear's 500 2024 directory.

Under Lucy's leadership, the Residential Property team were named 'Residential Property Team of the Year' at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2022.

Lucy trained at Forsters where she qualified in 2004 and became a Partner in 2012.

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Lucy Barber quoted in MailOnline on moving house during lockdown

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, comments in the MailOnline on what buyers and sellers are allowed to do as the coronavirus lockdown impacts sales in the property market.

Lucy Barber quoted in MailOnline on moving house during lockdown

Awards and recognitions


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“Lucy Barber has exceptional knowledge of property Law and vast experience in all levels of transactions. The main thing that stood out was how approachable she was during the transaction. She always made time to communicate with me throughout and was able to flag up and resolve a few issues which other solicitors might well have folded on.” The Legal 500, 2024
"Her knowledge on all aspects of residential property in London is vast, while her communication is a breath of fresh air.” Chambers HNW Guide, 2021

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“The team is approachable and highly professional. They are pragmatic and are willing to provide reasoned opinion where others might not.”
The Legal 500, 2024