Lucy Atwill grew up in Plymouth, living in Plympton then Mannamead and only leaving to study law at Reading University. She returned to the city after her degree and worked for a number of well-known local law firms in 2008, qualifying in 2010, before joining what was then Curtis in 2011. After the merger to become Curtis Whiteford Crocker in 2012, she became a partner heading up the Wills and Probate department.

During her training contract she gained experience in personal injury, family and employment law, with a final seat in Wills & Probate . This was where she decided she wanted to qualify and specialise because she enjoyed the variety of work and enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with clients.


Lucy says her role is 60% legal work and 40% social work, making sure that client’s needs are met and often undertaking a mediation role to represent the client’s best interests. At Curtis Whiteford Crocker the Wills & Probate  team prides itself on not being overly formal and corporate, but instead being personable and putting people at ease. Lucy enjoys the contact with clients and trying to help them at what can be a difficult and emotional time.


Lucy was a keen jam and chutney maker… until baby Leo arrived. She still likes to bake when she can and considers herself lucky as a mum still able to do the job she spent six years studying and training for; a job she really loves.