Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Lucy is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is partner in the Private Capital & Trusts Group.She specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trusts and private client work. She advises private and institutional clients in relation to the settlement, restructuring, ongoing management and termination of Cayman Islands trusts. She also advises executors, administrators and beneficiaries in relation to the administration of estates in the Cayman Islands. Her contentious practice includes acting for trustees, executors, beneficiaries, protectors and enforcers in relation to all manner of trust and estate matters, including applications for directions, rectification, claims against executors and breach of trust.Lucy qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 and spent over five years specialising in international trusts and estates litigation with leading London law firms before moving offshore. Lucy is admitted as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands and as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Walkers, Lucy practiced at another Cayman Islands law firm and helped develop its contentious and non-contentious trusts and estate practice.
England and Wales (not practising)
LLB Hons, University College London (UCL)
2023 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Trusts & Private Client
2022 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - "She knows her stuff and is such a hard worker. She is very diligent and the quality of her work is amazing. She is always top-notch and a pleasure to deal with." A market commentator adds: "Lucy is great. She's brilliant with clients, they really love her."
2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Trusts & Private Client - 'Lucy Diggle and Shelley White have been particularly helpful on a recent contentious matter getting to the heart of the matter very quickly.' and 'Advice is always partner-led, but I have also had positive experiences with Lucy Diggle.'
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Private Client - 'Lucy Diggleis “a fantastic litigator and great lawyer”. Peers say she is “easy to negotiate with and excellent at finding a resolution.'
2021 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - 'she "very usefully can cover aspects of both the contentious and non-contentious sides of offshore trusts," reports a source. A local adviser says Diggle is "brilliant" and has a "great personality," adding that she is "someone who will embrace something, take it away and figure it out." A barrister reports that she has a "wide experience of trust litigation," adding that "she is an extremely valuable person to have on any litigation team."
2021 Private Client Global Elite - Ones to Watch
2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Trusts & Private Client - 'Advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters so is a really useful part of the team being able to highlight aspects of seemingly non contentious advice that may lead to issues down the road.’ and
2020 Who's Who Legal - Private Client
2020 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts 'Lucy Diggle is "a standout attorney worthy of recognition," says a source, and another interviewee notes: "She has intellectual rigour and real common sense." An industry expert says: "She is very personable and very intelligent," adding that "she is easy to work with and friendly.""She can always see the broader picture to give you the right overview and put complex pieces together," comments a London adviser.'
2020 Citywealth Top 100 Trust Litigators
2020 Citywealth Top 10 Powerwomen Trust Litigators
2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Private Client
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Trusts & Private Client
2019 Chambers HNW Guide "Determined and effective trust litigator," says a peer, with another adding: "She is really impressive and will have a great future." "She is good on both wealth structuring and litigation. She can look at trust matters critically and see problems before they arise"."
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trust & Private Client
2018 Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch
2018 Chambers HNW Guide "'She is very talented', says one of her peers, adding: 'She is a very bright trusts lawyer'. Market insiders praise her as 'very approachable and helpful in trying to resolve matters put to her', as well as having 'very good and sound judgement'."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client
2018 Legal Week - Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch
2014 Chambers and Partner Global Guide - Associate to Watch
2013 Legal 500 - "proven herself to be a very sharp and capable lawyer"2012 Legal 500 - noted for providing "excellent client service"
Lucy is a Full Member and a Council Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the Cayman Islands. She has had a number of articles published in journals including Legal Week and the STEP Journal.
"She is very diligent and the quality of her work is amazing. She is always top-notch and a pleasure to deal with."
"An extremely valuable person to have on any litigation team"
[Lucy has] "proven herself to be a very sharp and capable lawyer"
Global Managing Partner
British Virgin Islands