Tracy Cross

Tracy Cross

Partner - Family (Mediator/Collaborator) - Head of Family

024 7649 3120
Direct Dial Extension 612

 TAC@bandhattonbutton.com

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Why did you choose the law?

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 and accredited Family Mediator and qualified to offer Child Inclusive Mediation, Hybrid Mediation and I’m also a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer.  I’m 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.

I have achieved recognition as a Leading Individual in the Legal500 professional directory since 2021.  In addition, I appear in the Chambers and Partners 2022 directory, in their Spotlight Table of Ranked Lawyers for Family/Matrimonial : mainly ADR, the only person to be so recognised in the Midlands area.  This recognition is hugely important to me following the efforts I continue to make to provide alternatives methods of dispute resolution for all. 

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy playing Golf and social dancing.

Memberships & Affiliations

“At Band Hatton Button LLP Tracy Cross and Peter Martin are experienced advocates who regularly represent clients at hearings in complex children’s and financial cases. In addition the lawyers are collaboratively trained and the team has an experienced and accredited mediator. Cross heads the department and is qualified to undertake direct child consultation work within the mediation process. The practice regularly handles cases involving companies and family businesses.”

“Helpful and kept me informed all the way through the divorce process.”

Tracy’s no nonsense, practical approach was amazing at this very stressful time. My Ex husband and his solicitor didn’t stand a chance. She advised what she thought was a reasonable outcome and cost then delivered just that.

“While undergoing a very turbulent divorce Tracy was friendly and professional and she advised me on lots of matters, I felt confident with her”.

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.

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!

Divorce can be a stressful time, but Tracy simplified everything and made it stress free.

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.