Lucy Pragnell

Lucy is a senior associate based in Kennedys’ London office. She qualified initially as a FCILEX in 2014 and thereafter as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2016.

For a number of years, Lucy worked in-house in a local authority handling a varied caseload of matters, including (but not limited to) complex personal injury claims arising out of public liability (Highways Act 1980 and Occupier’s Liability Act), employers’ liability and vicarious liability cases (including historic abuse). Lucy also handled complex commercial litigation claims such as civil fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, enforcement actions, injunctions and large scale debt recovery.

Since moving into private practice in 2016, Lucy has continued to accept local authority instructions and has added to her repertoire to include matters of increasing complexity and value and to expanded into other areas of law such as liability under the Animals Act 1971 and RTA.

Lucy currently enjoys a wide variety of catastrophic injury (CAT) and sub-CAT work, independently handling a variety of high value cases and providing close assistance to partners on multi-million pound catastrophic claims. Lucy deals with a wide range of serious injuries including brain damage, spinal injuries, chronic pain, amputation and burns.

Lucy is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Market recognition

  • "Lucy Pragnell, in particular, is a formidable lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of highway claims and the Animals Act 1971. She gets straight to the heart of the claim and gives the client quick and accurate advice about what they need to do and what evidence they need to obtain. She also has a fantastic ability to value claims accurately."
    Legal 500 UK (2021)