Lucinda accepts briefs in all areas of law, with a particular focus on commercial law, especially where there is an international element.
Lucinda practiced international commercial law in London from 2018 to 2023 at Clifford Chance and then White & Case. In 2019 Lucinda was called to the Bar of England and Wales. She has experience of disputes in the LCIA, ICC and LMAA arbitral courts, as well as the English High Court and Court of Appeal. These disputes were about energy, infrastructure, aviation, insolvency and corporate sales. Lucinda is experienced in attending commercial mediations and settlement negotiations and has written advices and submissions on the operation of several dispute resolution clauses.
Prior to her work in London, Lucinda was an Associate to the Hon Justice Martin Daubney AM KC in the Supreme Court of Queensland, and joined Minter Ellison in 2015, becoming an associate in the disputes resolution team.
In addition to her undergraduate classics and law degrees from the University of Queensland, Lucinda holds a masters’ degree in international commercial law from the University College of London where she obtained a distinction for her thesis on damages.
Relevant experience as a solicitor in international arbitration:
> Acted in settlement negotiations in LCIA arbitration defending FTSE 100 company against an action brought by potential purchaser for breach of SPA.
> Acted at mediation of ICC arbitration defending aviation company against claim for breach of contract due to manufacturing fault.
> Acted for oil and gas supermajor in ICC arbitration defending a claim relating to its sale of an oil and mining block and licence in Nigeria.
> ICC, LCIA and LMAA arbitrations following breach of contracts (with different dispute resolution clauses) between an Azerbaijani state-owned oil company and its Turkish transportation service provider.
Relevant experience as a solicitor in litigation:
> English High Court trial defending White & Case LLP against Norwich Pharmacal application.
> English High Court dispute between UK Government authority and overseas airline due to outstanding rental payments by the airline involving complex issues of foreign domestic restructuring.
> English High Court and appeal to Court of Appeal defending Shell (U.K.) against claim for breach of ongoing take or pay supply agreement, the judgment is here.
> Supreme Court of Victoria defending Energy Australia against a breach of warranty and misrepresentation claim under the sale contract of a gas facility.
Bar Association of Queensland
Bar of England and Wales at Middle Temple
University of Queensland Law Association (UQLA)
2023 Barrister (Queensland)
2021-2023 White & Case (London)
2018-2021 Clifford Chance (London)
2015-2018 Minter Ellison (Brisbane)
2014 Associate, the Hon Justice Martin Daubney AM KC, Queensland Supreme Court
2013 Legal Research Assistant, McBride Legal
2017 Masters of Laws (University College London)
2015 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland)
2011 BA (Classics) Study Abroad (Royal Holloway University of London)
2014 University of Queensland Future Leader Award
2013 International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Winner
2010-2012 University of Queensland Dean’s Honour Roll for Academic Excellence
2009 University of Queensland Merit Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence
2008 Bond University Moot Best Advocate and scholarship offer