Tracey is an experienced solicitor whose practice focuses on regulatory and internal investigations, regulatory compliance and complex banking, finance and commercial litigation. As a leading practitioner, she has successfully represented corporate clients including major financial institutions in some of the most significant investigations brought by the FCA, PRA and global authorities. She has been on the front-line handling disputes arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, in addition to leading investigations relating to financial crime, market abuse, cyber and data, tax and whistleblowing.
Tracey has an impressive record of successfully representing senior executives in both high-profile investigations and in board and shareholder disputes and is adept at guiding financial institutions and corporates through the challenges arising out of complex litigation and investigations, including navigating sensitive reputational issues and all areas of crisis management. Tracey has led and favourably concluded high- value and high-profile litigation through dismissals, mediation, settlement and, where necessary, through trial.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given her previous roles as Head of Litigation Investigations & Enforcement for UK and EME for Barclays, and similar roles prior at GE Capital, she is described by clients as “a first-rate lawyer. Calm, experienced, and well-connected, she defends her client’s interests vigorously and effectively. She is a strategic thinker, a strong communicator and an excellent team leader.” She is noted as being “very commercial, quick to grasp complex issues and look for solutions”, “a robust defender of her clients’ interests” and “capable of dealing with any number of issues which might arise during a dispute, both purely legal, but also issues to do with reputation, media strategies, forensics and investigations in general. Her sophistication in leveraging these different components serves clients extremely well.” (Legal 500). Similarly, she is described as “an industry leader” who has “a deep and nuanced understanding of the cases she handles” (GIR 100 2021), expertly finding solutions to complex situations. Tracey was named in Best Lawyers UK 2024 and featured in GIR Women in Investigations 2021.
Further accolades recognising her achievements in promoting inclusion and diversity within the legal community include being shortlisted for her collaborative leadership style in the 2023 Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards for the second consecutive year and shortlisted for ‘Regulatory Lawyer of the Year’ in the Women in Business Law Awards 2023. Tracey was also named in the HERoes 100 Women Executives Role Model List 2021, honoured in the ‘Class of 2021’ at the Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards, and awarded ‘Solicitor of the Year’ at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2020.
For the fifth year, Tracey is co-Chair of the Forum on European Banking Enforcement, for specialists working on regulatory enforcement matters for financial institutions. As an accomplished speaker, she regularly moderates and presents at Legal and Compliance conferences on investigations, disputes, innovation and diversity and she is an active member and advocate of multiple organisations that bring together thought leaders and innovators in the field of inclusion and diversity.