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Lucy Kerr
Senior Associate

Lucy is a Senior Associate in the White Collar Crime and Compliance team. Lucy advises clients on all aspects of investigations, compliance and policy matters, with a particular focus on bribery, corruption and fraud.

Having started her career as a contentious regulatory lawyer, Lucy understands the Anti-Bribery and Corruption regime, both from a regulatory and criminal perspective.  Lucy leverages this experience to provide meaningful and pragmatic advice to clients across all sectors.  

Lucy advises international corporates on internal investigations into bribery and corruption matters, as well as defending them in criminal proceedings, and notably, has been involved in the negotiation of two deferred prosecution agreements with the Serious Fraud Office.  

Lucy is experienced in advising on compliance programmes, including policies and procedures and risk assessments, providing practical advice with a focus on keeping compliance programmes simple and focused.  Lucy is a Legal 500 Rising Star. 

Relevant work

  • Advising two companies in a Serious Fraud Office investigation into bribery and corruption, leading to the negotiation of two deferred prosecution agreements 
  • Advising the Federal Republic of Nigeria in its claim for compensation from Glencore following its admitted corrupt practices in Nigeria's national oil industry
  • Investigating fraudulent practices in a tender process for a global property group  
  • Conducting a global compliance review of an international company's anti-bribery and corruption policies.
  • Led major aspects of investigation for an unregulated global corporate into allegations of market manipulation.
  • Performing key aspects of a Court appointed independent review of a company's compliance programme under a deferred prosecution agreement
  • Senior Associate on one of the leading cases in the area of legal professional privilege concerning audit.
  • Carrying out an FCA-appointed Skilled Person review of a high street bank’s compliance with the FCA rules regarding the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
  • Acting for an overseas headquartered entity in relation to an FCA investigation into its systems and controls to prevent financial crime.
  • Providing training in the areas of compliance, investigations and privilege.


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Directory quotes

"Lucy Kerr is an associate on the rise, balancing deep knowledge of the subject with an unflappable demeanor and a positive outlook. When the going gets tough, you want her on your team." - Legal 500 UK 2024

"Lucy Kerr – solid senior associate with a great future ahead of her in this area. Hardworking, sensible advisor and a strong drafter." - The Legal 500 UK, 2023

"Lucy Kerr is a stand-out associate; very clever, produces good drafting and very efficient. Also exhibits the much needed client-handling skills for difficult clients. I expect she will have a very successful career ahead of her."  - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lucy Kerr is a wonderful resource, mature beyond her years." - The Legal 500 UK 2020

"clever, thoughtful and personable" - Legal 500 UK 2018

Rising Star - The Legal 500 UK 2022 

Rising Star - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

Rising Star - The Legal 500 UK 2020