Tracy Lacey-Smith

Tracy Lacey-Smith

Joint Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team
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EXPERTISE

With years experience of dispute resolution, I help organisations across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, education and not-for-profit.

I guide clients through commercial disputes using mediation, settlement negotiations or litigation if necessary. I have considerable expertise in enforcing restrictive covenants, shareholder and boardroom disputes. I also advise on complex contractual matters, professional negligence issues and insurance matters.

I also offer niche expertise in negligence claims against regulatory organisations, professionals and public bodies.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully defended injunctive relief proceedings in light of alleged breaches of restrictive covenants and confidentiality. Damages sought in excess of £250,000.
  • Advising a number of organisations in claims arising out of the Buncefield explosion.
  • Broad-ranging contractual advice and assistance to clients in the healthcare sector, including NHS trusts.
  • Enforcing personal guarantees and contracts against UK individuals and companies on behalf of US clients.
  • Successfully pursuing breach of contract claims against insurers that sought to avoid cover.
  • Successfully defending education establishments in claims pursued in accordance with the Equality Act.
  • Experience in high value contract dispute arising out of termination of logistics contract with online retailer.
  • Dealing with breach or supplier and breach of distributor agreements.
  • Experience in commercial debt recovery.
  • Dispute with Administrators regarding ownership of assets caught up in Administration process.
  • Dispute arising out of the alleged poor workmanship of the refurbishment of multiple sites.
  • Dispute arising out of a purchasers failed to collect stock and sellers right to dispose of it
  • Represented a client in connection with investment schemes authorised by the FCA.
  • Defended professional misconduct proceedings brought by HCPC in connection with allegations of breach of duty of care.
  • Advised a medical regulator in connection with multiple professional misconduct proceedings arising out of allegations of financial misconduct and fraud.
  • Defended a doctor in proceedings brought by the GMC arising out of allegations of negligence.
  • Defending Judicial Review proceedings brought by a registrant challenging sanction to strike off.

IN GENERAL

  • Qualified as a solicitor in 2002
  • Trustee for The Living Room 

Tracy Lacey-Smith has been very customer-focused and ensured that we have had great support in getting resolutions.
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Leading figures include Tracy Lacey-Smith, who is rated for her ability to ‘focus on the crux of the problem whilst avoiding extraneous issues’ and who combines ‘strong benefit analysis with practical advice and sound commercial judgement.’
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