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Family - Children
(Year of Call 1993)
Joined Chambers: 2003
LLB (Hons) (SW) Nottingham Trent University
Tracy practises in public law and private law Children Act applications. She is experienced in all aspects of proceedings in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She has also been led in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
She represents Local Authorities, Children's Guardians, parents (including adults acting under a disability) and children. Her cases have involved serious non-accidental injury, shaken baby syndrome, death of children, sexual abuse and chronic neglect. Her particular strength is in fact finding hearings.
Chambers & Partners 2017: "Excellent, really hard-working and someone with a great eye for detail. Good with vulnerable clients."
Chambers & Partners 2016: "She is well regarded and respected. She marries tenacity with pleasantness when she is in court." "Her experience and her knowledge shine through. You know you are dealing with a class act."
Chambers & Partners 2014: "She has got a very quiet manner of advocacy but it is very effective. Tracy deals with sensitive childcare cases in a very professional and client-focused manner."
Chambers & Partners 2014: Practises in public law and private law children’s cases, and represents local authorities, guardians, parents and children."She always manages to be a calming influence in what can be very unsettled circumstances." "Tracy came in to my case, looked over the case notes for a couple of days and just had such a grip on every detail – she was phenomenal. She did it all so quickly with a very complex case." "Tracy is extremely hard working; knowledgeable and very committed to the client she represents. She is thorough; extremely professional but personable at the same time. I would recommend Tracy without hesitation."
LinkedIn Recommendation, 2013 "Tracy Lakin has just the right balance of assertiveness, expertise in her field and drive to achieve the best outcome for clients, whilst always having the bigger picture in mind and keeping her integrity in tact at all times. I would instruct her time and again." LinkedIn Recommendation, 2013
Re X (A Child) (Surrogacy: Time Limit)  EWHC 3135 (Fam)
See Re:H (Children)  EWCA Civ 529. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2007/529.html
Re:B (A Child) (Evaluation: Appellate Courts function)  EWCA Civ 565,  1 WLR 4344,  3 FCR 129.
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