Lucy Wyles KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2022

"A master of the court and negotiating rooms alike."

Legal 500 2024


Lucy is frequently instructed in cross-border claims and cases arising from accidents abroad, and to advise on issues of jurisdiction and applicable law. She is described in Chambers and Partners as being noted for her knowledge of EU legislation and applicable law and as handling catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents.

She is regularly instructed in substantial claims resulting from holiday incidents, including activity and accommodation accidents, winter sports accidents, illness and disease claims and road traffic accidents. She acts in claims brought against the MIB in respect of foreign road traffic accidents. She has wide experience not only of claims under the Package Travel Regulations but also in relation to recovery claims from suppliers abroad.

Lucy is very familiar with the issues arising in choice of law disputes, including the application of the Rome I Regulation and the Rome II Regulation and their impact upon liability, limitation and the assessment of damages.

She has particular experience in jurisdiction and enforcement issues under the Brussels Regulation and at common law, including disputes as to validity of service; contesting jurisdiction on substantive and procedural grounds; registration and enforcement disputes; and jurisdiction over non-parties.

Lucy was lead Assistant Editor for the 2nd edition of European Civil Practice (Layton & Mercer), and makes use of her fluent French and rudimentary Hungarian.

Notable Travel cases

Choudhury v PZU (ongoing)

Domicile requirement for jurisdiction in claim against insurer.

RCX v PMX (2021)

Jurisdiction issues and anti-suit injunction in cruise ship meningitis claim.

Tate v Allianz [2020] EWHC 3227 (QB)

Jurisdiction over French aggravation claim.

Rasmussen v Zurich (2020)

Extremely high value fatal accident claim under Spanish law.

Scales v MIB [2020] EWHC 1747 (QB)

Assessment of catastrophic injuries under Spanish law.

Hutchinson v Mapfre [2020] EWHC 178 (QB)

Spinal cord injury in pool in Ibiza.

Pandya v Intersalonika [2020] EWHC 273 (QB)

Brain injury claim time-barred under Greek law.

Brownlie v FS Cairo (2020)

Fatal claim arising from road accident in Egypt.

Campbell v Global Travel (2020)

Spinal cord injury in coach accident in Spain.

Vickery v MAPA (2020)

Multiple victim road accident in France.

Tyrrell v MMA (2019)

Catastrophic road traffic accident in France.

Ford v Royal Crown Insurance (2019)

Brain injury in Cypriot moped accident.

Hawkeswood v Lusitania (2019)

Brain injury in road accident in Portugal.

Gibson v Generali (2019)

Amputation after motorcycle accident in Poland.

Mountain v Zyro (2018)

Sledging accident in Norway.

Howes v MIB (2018)

Loss of arm in Cretan moped accident.

Hamblett v VHV (2018)

Collision on motorway in Germany.

Bogdanovics v MIB (2017)

Fatal motorcycle accident in Lithuania.

Pratt v AXA France (2017)

Spinal cord injury from fall in French auberge.

Palmen v MMA (2016)

Catastrophic injury when off-piste skiing in France.

Lucy practices in all aspects of personal injury litigation, including private international law issues arising in foreign claims. Extensive experience of employer’s liability claims including disease, manual handling and workplace accidents, stress at work and bullying; occupier’s liability claims; sporting accidents including skiing cases; catastrophic injuries and fatal claims; product liability claims; and direct claims by foreign social insurers.

Notable Personal Injury cases

Cherian v Cambridge University Hospitals (2021)

Fall from theatre stool.

T v MIB (2020)

Brain injury after moped accident.

Palizban v Protech (2020)

Alleged brain injury after fall at work.

Dyos v British Airways (2020)

Claims for further compensation after aircraft fire.

Scholes v Beards Installations (2020)

Injuries after fall through mezzanine.

Masood v MIB (2020)

Chronic significant injuries alleged after minor shunt.

Powell v Christal Clear (2020)

Alleged brain injury after fall through balcony.

XYZ v NH (ongoing)

Brain injury after fall at German building site.

Evans v Strzelec (2019)

Claim for spinal injury after rear end collision.

Wrightson v Flor & Others (2018)

Intestinal injury after ingestion of bleach.

Johnson v British Cycling Federation (2017)

Claim for brain injury sustained in cycle race.

Wagenaar v Ski Weekend [2014] CA

Effect of QWOCS on third party claims.

Harris v CDMR Purfleet Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1645

Adequacy of reasons for date of knowledge in WRULD case.

Lucy has expertise in private international law and is regularly asked to advise on issues of jurisdiction, applicable law and enforcement issues.  She has particular experience of the application of the Brussels Regulation, Rome I and Rome II in cross-border cases in the fields of personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance.

Notable Private International Law cases

CPAM v Whittington Hospital & CPAM v RSA

Concerning recoupment of French social security benefits.

Lucy has experience of claims related to obstetrics and gynaecology (cord prolapse; hypoxia; Erb’s palsy); general surgery; paediatrics; neurology; orthopaedics; general practice; ophthalmology; cosmetic procedures; wrongful birth; mental health.

Notable Clinical Negligence cases

MM v NHS (ongoing)

Diagnosis of neurofibromatosis.

CS v Weaver (ongoing)

Gall stone surgery.

TF v Essex (2020)

Suicide attempt.

Orton v Heart of England (2019)

Diagnosis of oral cancer.

DS v Lewisham & Greenwich (2019)

Tibial osteotomy.

RT v Chelsea & Westminster (2018)

Suicide attempt.

BM v NHS Commissioning Board (2018)

Spinal surgery.

LT v Dorset County Hospital (2017)

Pressure ulcers.

PK v South Warwickshire (2017)

Obstetric treatment.

Dunn v Plymouth Hospitals (2017)

Fall alleged to contribute to stroke damage.

Edwards v George Eliot Hospital (2016)

Glaucoma treatment.

MB v Royal Surrey City Hospital (2016)


Kneuss v Blagg [2016]

Spinal decompression surgery.

Lucy’s experience of product liability is wide-ranging, and includes claims in relation to white goods, clinical devices and automotive parts. She is currently acting in one of the biggest ongoing multi party product liability cases, involving many teams of barristers in Regent Superbowl v Panteli and Slush Puppie for an Italian frozen drinks machine manufacturer in relation to a massive fire which destroyed a bowling alley and most of the shopping arcade in which it was located. She is also acting in the high-profile diesel emissions litigation.

Lucy is frequently instructed in cross border claims and to advise on jurisdiction, choice of law and related issues in a wide variety of contexts concerning product liability.

Privacy Policy

Lucy Wyles KC Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z6783056
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:

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"Extremely experienced and has tremendous advocacy skills."

Chambers UK 2024

"An exceptional barrister."

Legal 500 2023

"Extremely knowledgeable."

Chambers UK 2023

"Excellent with clients and provides clear, concise advice."

Chambers UK 2023

"Lucy is very knowledgeable but also very approachable - she takes no time at all getting up to speed and gets to the point in the quickest time possible."

Legal 500 2022

"Very easy to work with, practical and conscientious."

Chambers UK 2022

  • Recorder (Midlands Circuit)

  • Hardwicke Award
  • Wiener Anspach Award
  • Slaughter & May Contract Prize
  • Postmastership
  • Scholar, Oxford University

  • Licence Spéciale in European Law, Brussels University
  • MA Jurisprudence, Merton College, Oxford University

  • Bar European Group
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

“Lucy has an excellent knowledge of the law and great tactical nous.”
“Lucy is extremely experienced and has tremendous advocacy skills.”
Chambers UK 2024

Well-known in the cross border field, Lucy uses her vast knowledge to devastating effect, a master of the court and negotiating rooms alike.”
“Lucy is practical, has a great attention to detail and is great with clients.”
Legal 500 2024

“An exceptional barrister. She prepares thoroughly for each hearing – no matter how big or small the case is. She is very pragmatic and levelheaded.” “Lucy is very knowledgeable but also very approachable – she takes no time at all getting up to speed and gets to the point in the quickest time possible.”
Legal 500 2023

“Lucy is extremely knowledgeable.” “She is excellent with clients and provides clear, concise advice.”
Chambers UK 2023

“Very easy to work with, practical and conscientious.” “She is always available and she conducts herself in court in a very calm, sensible and effective manner.”
Chambers UK 2022

“Lucy is very knowledgeable but also very approachable – she takes no time at all getting up to speed and gets to the point in the quickest time possible.” “A fluent French speaker with good knowledge of French law.”
Legal 500 2022

“A determined barrister who is very strong on the law.” “Technically very good and has a pragmatic approach.” “She provides sensible, robust and commercial advice.”
Chambers UK 2021

“She brings a combination of high intellect, specialist knowledge and pragmatism to her cases with the result that clients receive an excellent level of representation. Can sum up a case, identify the important issues and provide an opinion almost without having to look up the law and practice at all.” “She regularly appears alone against leading silks, bringing a combination of high intellect, specialist knowledge, and pragmatism to her cases.”
Legal 500 2021

“She is very straight-talking and has the ability to cut through all the detail and get straight to the point. She makes things very easy to understand and is very timely with her advice and assistance.” “She’s always well prepared, sensible, fun to deal with and pragmatic.”
Chambers UK 2020

“She is extremely knowledgeable and can take a complex problem and distil it into a simple answer.”
Legal 500 2020

“She’s a very good senior junior who is very experienced and very knowledgeable.” “She is excellent, especially in the quantification of claims, and is also very knowledgeable on jurisdictional issues.”
Chambers UK 2019

“She is calm, sensible and very reassuring.”
Chambers UK 2018

“She grabs difficult cases with both hands and proves exemplary as far as assimilating knowledge is concerned.” “I find her clear and concise, and she takes a practical approach.” “She is very intelligent, grasps things very quickly and gives clear, decisive advice.”
Chambers UK 2017

“Noted for cases involving accidents abroad.”
Legal 500 2017

“She is approachable, surefooted, and gives clear advice.” “She is very thorough; there were a lot of documents to go through in our case and she did so with a fine-tooth comb.”
Chambers UK 2016

“Particularly recommended for travel litigation.”
Legal 500 2016

“A lawyer with a brilliant memory, she has a winning combination of being very clever and also very pragmatic in seeing the end game and what the clients are trying to achieve.” “She’s charming and personable, and knows her stuff inside out.”
Chambers UK 2015

“She is very intelligent and knows her field very well.”
Legal 500 2015

Is often “first port of call” for cases arising from accidents abroad.
Who’s Who Legal 2015

“Calm under pressure, while being able to fight hard when needed.”
Legal 500 2014

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