Lucy Hickmet


Lucy Hickmet is a member of our Litigation and Restructuring practice group in Hong Kong.  Her practice focuses on high value, multi-jurisdictional shareholder disputes in complex structures involving offshore and listed companies.  She is experienced in unfair prejudice claims, derivative actions, insolvent and just & equitable windings up and has acted for both corporate and high net worth private clients.  Lucy has a particular focus on contentious trust disputes, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries as well as third parties, and is experienced in seeking costs protection for trustees in litigation.

Lucy’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising a corporate trustee in a multi-million dollar contentious trust dispute involving the construction of trust deeds and the duties of a corporate trustee in the context of competing claims by beneficiaries; including numerous Beddoe  Successful at First Instance and Court of Appeal level.
  • Acting for high-net-worth private clients on multiple interconnecting multi-jurisdictional cases covering a complex international group of companies including listed entities.  Advising on several shareholder disputes, derivative actions, and multiple just and equitable winding up applications.  Held a managing counsel role working with multiple law firms in each of jurisdiction in order to progress and conduct the different claims as well as liaising with several Senior and Junior Counsel.
  • Acting for and advising big four accounting firms on insolvent windings-up of BVI companies.
  • Advising on obtaining the first solvent sanctioned litigation funding agreement for Cayman Islands litigation.
  • Acting in contentious probate proceedings and ad colligenda bona proceedings concerning a limited grant of representation.

Lucy was closely involved in drafting the Case Management Directions for the first hearing of an insolvent trust (the CMDs) after an in depth consultation process with industry professionals and academics.  The CMDs were proposed by the INSOL Technical Committee and approved by the INSOL Board of Directors.  Lucy is a contributing editor to Bermuda Commercial Law, the authoritative guide to Bermuda’s commercial laws, and she is a member of LILA Hong Kong and IWIRC.

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