Lucas has extensive experience in the policy and contentious aspects of competition and consumer protection, including investigations, regulation and public policy development gained working at a number of National Regulatory Authorities.
At Towerhouse, Lucas leads cases in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, CMA, High Court, Court of Appeal and regulatory investigations. These include price control appeals, judicial reviews and major Competition Act cases. Lucas also works with multi-client groups to maintain close ongoing relationships with regulators on specific strategic issues, coordinating policy development and drafting consultation responses.
Lucas was previously a Senior Associate at Ofcom in the competition investigations team where he worked on disputes and enquiries relating to charge controls, competition issues, numbering issues and requirements to be fair and reasonable.
Prior to Ofcom, Lucas was Regulatory Manager at the Legal Services Board, the oversight regulator of the legal services regulators in the UK. Lucas led on a national review of complaints handling across the legal profession and developing a new set of regulatory principles for regulators. He also reviewed regulators codes of conduct for competition and consumer protection issues.
In Australia, Lucas was Assistant Director at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). His responsibilities included the development and enforcement of national sectorial regulation, competition and consumer protection investigations and copyright policy development and litigation. This included managing cases on behalf of the ACCC at Copyright Tribunal of Australia.
He was educated at Monash University and the College of Law in Melbourne, Australia. He has bachelor degrees in Laws and Economics. He has also studied the law and economics of access regulation at a masters level at Melbourne University.
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