Lucy Ryczany: Trainee Solicitor

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

Lucy Ryczany:

Trainee Solicitor

Lucy joined the Crime team in early 2016 as a department assistant, having graduated from the University of Hull in Law with Criminology. In this role, Lucy assisted in the preparation of Crown Court cases, exposing her to all aspects of general criminal defence work, which has fed her enthusiasm to pursue a career in this field.

Lucy is currently studying for a Masters of Laws in Legal Practice whilst completing her training contract. For her first seat, Lucy has taken up residence in the POCA department where she has gained invaluable experience defending applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act including ancillary matters and enforcement.

Lucy assists in the preparation of some of the most complex and high-value applications by the Crown whilst beginning to develop her own caseload.

In addition, Lucy is also a member of the POCA conveyancing team and is regularly instructed to deal with complex property transactions following confiscation and enforcement. The team take instructions both in-house and from external firms representing in POCA matters.

Lucy will be returning to the Crime department for her final seat where she intends to build on her experience defending prosecutions of Fraud, Money Laundering and Drug offences, having an acute awareness of the implications of POCA in the preliminary stages of criminal prosecutions.

Lucy aspires to practice exclusively in the Crime/POCA discipline with the ability to represent clients from the point of charge through to confiscation.