After leaving education, I worked as a PA to a partner in a law firm and she specialised in family law. I felt I had more to offer than the secretarial support and she supported me in studying as a legal executive so that I could further my career in the law.
Tell us a bit about how you got here…
I started my legal career as a Legal Executive in Coventry before joining the firm in 1996 and qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. I now have more than 25 years’ experience of working with people experiencing family/relationship issues and am now a Partner at the firm and Head of our Family Department.
What does your day job look like?
Much of my day is usually spent in meetings with and/or liaising with clients on the phone or via email. Sometimes I am representing clients at court.
I am a Resolution trained Family Mediator and Collaborative Family Lawyer and am passionate about helping people to resolve the issues they face around divorce and separation in a constructive and creative way.
I am only too aware of how difficult family changes can be and how important it is, particularly for parents, to try to find a way forward that puts their needs and those of their children, first.
My approach is always to provide realistic help and advice to enable people to retain control over their situation.
I firmly believe that divorce and/or separation does not have to be a bitter and destructive experience and can help people deal with such issues with dignity and positivity for the future.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy playing Golf and social dancing.
Tracy Cross’s inspires great confidence with her professionalism, clarity of communication, obvious empathy and superb people skills. From a client’s perspective I could not have a better solicitor to represent me.
Jennifer ByrneClient - July 2018
Tracy is simply brilliant to work with; she inspires complete confidence and provides real clarity throughout the process. Not only that, Tracy always adopts an empathetic approach and perhaps even more importantly, maintains a great sense of humour!
Andy HurstApril 2018
Divorce can be a stressful time, but Tracy simplified everything and made it stress free.
AnonClient - December 2017
Tracy has been working on my behalf with regards to a family matter for some time. On Tuesday of this week she represented me in court.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say that throughout my dealings with Tracy she has been professional; given honest and accurate advice as well displaying outstanding advocacy skills in the court room. The outcome on Tuesday was far more than I expected and I am very grateful.
I will continue to recommend your practice when the opportunity arises and of course it goes without saying, I will always recommend to my clients and friends Tracy with regards to family matters. I am forever in Tracy ‘ s debt.
AnonClient - Summer 2016
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