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 Lucy Kate Barnes

About Me

Hi, I'm Lucy! I am a 27 year old Future Pupil Barrister, TEDx Speaker and Proud Care-Experienced Advocate. Read my full story here.

Speaking: I am a TEDx speaker ('The Dreaded Drama Triangle').  I also speak at schools and conferences on overcoming barriers to employment from a disadvantaged background. Click here to check out my public speaking portfolio and book me to speak.

Advocacy: I am open about my experience in foster care as a young person via my X profile (@CEPbarrister). I am a committed advocate for care-experienced young people as well as those from lesser socio-economically advantaged backgrounds. I am also trained as a trauma-informed lawyer as I believe trauma-informed training is the future of the legal profession. Click here to check out my advocacy work.

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#100faces campaign

I was recently selected to be one of the #100faces for the UniversitiesUK's latest campaign, celebrating the voices of 100 university graduates who were the first in their family to go to university. 

Recent Events/ Conferences

  • 12th March 2024: Panellist for 2024 NAVSH (National Association of Virtual School Heads) conference hosted by BBC's Ashley John-Baptiste, discussing how education can support care leavers.

  • February 2024: Garden Court Chambers' 'Neurodivergent Children in the Justice System' series panellist, speaking on the relationship between care-experience, trauma and neurodivergence.

  • October 2023 Sheffield's Violence Against Women and Girls conference: Keynote speaker discussing the foster care system and girls.

    To enquire about booking me for conferences/events, and for my full speaking portfolio, click here. 


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