Lucy is an approachable and well regarded legal adviser, with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of commercial areas. Clients love her pragmatic and responsive mindset.


After spending over 15 years at one of New Zealand’s largest commercial law firms, Lucy decided it was time to branch out on her own.  She particularly enjoys working as part of a dedicated project team, with everyone all working towards a common goal.

Lucy’s experience lies across a wide variety of commercial procurement and contracting, from major Defence asset acquisitions and through life support, to construction and infrastructure, to aircraft charter contracts, drilling contracts, helicopter services contracts, IT contracts, cleaning contracts, security contracts, consultancy contracts and contracts for services, and many others. She also has experience in the oil and gas sector, and in corporate law.  There is not much in the commercial legal advice space that Lucy does not have experience in!  Her wide and varied experience has been of benefit to many clients.

She is the sole director of Sykes Legal & Consulting, which is part of the Interwoven Law alliance.  Being part of an alliance of like-minded sole practitioners means that, where the client needs additional resource for a project, this is readily accessible.


Degrees: LLB (Hons) / BCom
Admission to High Court: 2001


Mobile: 021 1126 225

Areas of practice

Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Energy, Infrastructure and projects, Procurement, Technology and media 

Languages spoken