Mills & Reeve welcomes another leading private client specialist

Lucinda Brown joins Mills & Reeve to help build a national contentious private client team

Luci joins the firm from BDB Pitmans where she successfully grew their will and trust disputes practice over the course of three years.  

Overall, she has more than 18 years’ experience in private client services and will work with the market-leading Mills & Reeve private client team advising on estates, trusts and will disputes. 

Luci will join David Catchpole (Norwich), Lucy Howard (Birmingham) and Simon Pedley (Manchester, Leeds) in building a national contentious private client practice. While primarily focussing on Cambridge, Luci will also develop her connections in London and Oxford, as well as in the Channel Islands. 

At her previous firms, Luci has worked closely with the charities teams, securing litigation work and networking with charitable foundations. Her interest in advising charities on contested legacy work and similar claims will further support the existing Mills & Reeve charity team.  

Chris Belcher, partner at Mills & Reeve, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Luci, who has an excellent reputation in the market, has joined our team in Cambridge. She has demonstrated her ability to grow a practice in difficult circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic and has the drive and desire to do the same at Mills & Reeve. Her expertise will help us to source new work, take on more projects, and provide a comprehensive, national service to our clients.” 

Luci added: “I know that Mills & Reeve’s contentious private client services are already well established in their local areas and now we have an exciting chance to expand this further. I hope that my experience and connections can support the team to develop further the opportunities that exist.” 

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