Lucy Scott is commercial litigator and regulatory lawyer with a particular interest in regulatory issues and contractual, shareholder, and property disputes. She works across the private and public sectors for clients including insurers and financial services providers. Conduct and culture issues and matters involving the Financial Markets Authority and the Commerce Commission are some of the areas clients come to Lucy for. She has an in depth knowledge of financial services regulation, competition/antitrust issues and contract and company law. She has represented clients in the High Court, and at mediation and arbitration.
Lucy has gained strong experience since she graduated in 2010, starting her career at a large Auckland law firm before taking on an in-house role at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. There, she was the head of the legal division advising on a large regulatory investigation and customer remediation scheme in relation to mis-selling of interest rate hedging products. She has been with Anthony Harper since 2017.
Clients describe Lucy’s working style as commercial and pragmatic. She is quick to grasp commercial issues, and provides balanced advice taking into account legal risk and other factors. Having worked in a management role in-house, Lucy gained valuable experience dealing with internal and external stakeholders, and has an interest in advising on regulatory and risk issues.
- New Zealand's leading life insurer on its response to the joint FMA/RBNZ conduct and culture review.
- A derivatives issuer on an investigation by the Financial Markets Authority into an alleged breach of its standard licence conditions.
- An FMCG client on the competition law aspects of a potential merger.
- A Super Rugby franchise in the High Court and at mediation in relation to a contractual dispute.
- A trust to obtain a High Court sale order for a property in novel circumstances. The trust's debtor owned a share of the property, but the trust claimed that it was the beneficial owner of the other registered proprietors' shares. The court ordered a sale of the property with proceeds to be distributed to the trust.
- A tourism industry client on a successful High Court application for judicial review against Tourism New Zealand regarding a licence dispute.
- An NZX listed commercial landlord on several property disputes.
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury
Admission to the Bar
New Zealand, 2011
Directorships and Trusteeships
Women in Restructuring and Insolvency, Committee Member, 2020-2021
When Lucy isn’t at work, she enjoys time at the beach or on the ski field with her husband and young daughter.