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Lucas Ford

Legal Director

Lucas has over 18 years’ experience specialising in ex ante and ex post competition law and policy in regulated sectors.

Lucas has worked within a number of National Regulatory and Competition Authorities such as Ofcom and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in a range of roles including investigations and enforcement, regulated dispute resolution, policy development and compliance strategies. In private practice Lucas has specialised in all aspects of economic regulation, with a key focus on communications networks, including the recent development of digital platform regulation.

“I particularly enjoy helping clients adjust to, influence, shape and respond to the regulatory environments that they are required to operate within. Whether that’s advisory work assisting with the implementation of their broader strategic objectives within the bounds of the regulatory framework (such as with departmental and parliamentary submissions) or assisting them to create the best possible outcomes from investigations and regulatory or commercial disputes and appeals.

I have extensive regulatory, competition and public law advisory and litigation experience (including price control appeals, judicial reviews, regulated dispute resolution and Competition Act cases) in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Competition and Markets Authority, High Court, Court of Appeal and regulatory complaints and investigations of economic regulators.”