Graduate profile
Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes

It’s important to empower young people and make them believe in themselves because there is a skill-set and unique strength in every single care-experienced person that’s waiting to be found. So why couldn’t it be found by lawyers? Why couldn’t it be us that supports them, makes them feel safe and makes them feel seen.


Law LLB (Hons)

Graduation year


My career and achievements

Lucy is a Future Pupil Barrister at East Anglian Chambers as well as CEO and Co-Founder of Lawyers Who Care CIC, the UK’s first mentoring organisation for care-experienced aspiring lawyers.  She graduated from the University of Surrey in 2018 and was called to the Bar as a barrister in November 2021. Lucy received a prestigious scholarship from The Honourable Society of Middle Temple Inn to fund her BPTC studies. 

Lucy is also a Keynote Speaker and TEDx speaker. She is invited to speak at events dedicated to social mobility, inclusion and equality. In her advocacy work, she recently appeared on BBC4 Woman’s Hour and The Times and was recognised as one of the 100 faces of the 2024 Universities UK #100faces campaign highlighting graduates who were the first in their families to go to university.

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