Tracy qualified as a solicitor in 1996, having been called to the Bar in Ontario, Canada, prior to moving to London. She undertook her training in Toronto, Canada.
Tracy heads up the healthcare litigation practice at DWF Law as well as leading the sector for the business internationally. She has 25 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare litigation, having conducted cases for medical defence organisations, insurers, the NHSLA, PCTs, private clients, regulators, royal medical colleges, faculties and other medical institutions.
Tracy has extensive experience in the area of regulatory law (including cases before most of the healthcare regulators), inquest law, medico-legal advisory work, dispute resolution and personal injury with cases including large numbers of complex and high-value clinical negligence claims spanning the medical specialities and including claims in relation to neurology, cerebral palsy, spinal and orthopaedic, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and paediatric.
Tracy has conducted large volumes of regulatory work, defending doctors, dentists, dental professionals and other healthcare practitioners whose registration is called into question by the General Medical Council (GMC), the General Dental Council (GDC) and other healthcare regulatory bodies (including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Optical Council, Health and Care Professions Council).
She has been involved in serious untoward incident inquiries, represented doctors at independent inquiries and advised in relation to numerous medico-legal issues including harassment, defamation, capacity, consent, confidentiality and the Data Protection Act. She has acted for doctors at employment tribunals and for healthcare professionals in injunction and judicial review proceedings and she has represented medical and dental professionals as an advocate at numerous complex inquests, including deaths in custody. Those inquests have often developed into both regulatory and civil proceedings.