Tracey Storey

Partner

Biography

I am a partner in the personal injury team in London. I specialise in a range of personal injury work including head and spinal cases. I also undertake fatal and amputation cases. In addition, I also undertake cases involving deliberate assaults and child abuse.

I have been representing adult survivors of abuse since 1996 bringing claims in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Since 1999, I have been involved in cases suing London authorities including Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Haringey and Hackney. In these cases, my clients are usually children known to be at risk of abuse but social workers have failed to intervene and save them from abuse and neglect.

I have also represented people abused whilst in the care of national charities and voluntary organisations and I have run many cases against the Church have also sued schools both in the state and independent sector

I am a Fellow with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and an accredited brain injury specialist.  I am also on the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel.  I am secretary to the child abuse group with APIL and I also sit on the Executive Committee of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers

Recent Settlements Include:

  • Compensation for a driver who suffered a whiplash injury and a dissection of his carotid artery which later resulted in a stroke and significant disability and neurological impairment. This case settled for an amount equivalent to £2.42 million.
  • A young motorcyclist who suffered devastating ankle injuries, eventually leading to an elective below knee amputation. This case settled for in excess of £1 million.
  • Damages for a survivor of sexual abuse in a children's home. The abuser was a trainee social worker and the abuse took place in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
  • We achieved an out of court settlement of £200,000 for a man who had been abused in childhood by a Church of England priest in the 1970s.
  • We secured damages in excess of £100,000 for a man who had been abused by a school teacher.

Testimonials

"Fantastic for child abuse cases"; "great judgement and really good client skills." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Sources say that Tracey Storey is “exceptionally able” and displays “very good judgement and is prepared to go to great lengths for clients.” - Chambers & Partners 2016

"A shrewd and committed operator who knows exactly what she is doing." - Chambers & Partners 2015

"Receives widespread recognition from sources for her technical ability and client care." - Chambers & Partners 2014

"Very thorough and committed to difficult cases for very vulnerable clients." - Legal 500 2013

Tracey Storey is "very good with troubled clients" - Legal 500 2014

Renowned for her "pioneering work for victims of childhood abuse", "relates well to clients, and adopts a sensible and holistic approach to problems." - Legal 500 2012

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I went into the law to make a difference to people's lives and to be able offer skilled and expert advice to a broad cross section of the community. My work in child abuse claims often involves helping the most ignored, socially excluded and disadvantaged people in society. My aim in accident cases is to return people to as full a life as possible.  In fatal cases, I work to give financial security to  bereaved families.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am most happy when we not only get a good settlement of a case but we also manage to do something good in addition like putting in place some effective rehab or getting an apology. I like to use the claims process imaginatively because it is rarely just the money which is important.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I have a fabulous team of 7 lawyers, we have great resources from our colleagues in our support departments and there is a wealth of knowledge which is shared on specialist cases.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I love to walk. I would say hill walking, but I am from Norfolk and I don't do hills. I like to get away from London and out in the open but most of my spare time is spent looking after my young and very energetic daughter. I support Norwich City and it is painful.  I also enjoy stand up comedy, current affairs and politics.


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/05/2017
    Teenager Left Brain Injured After Being Hit By Car Speaks Out During Action For Brain Injury Week

    “Through our work we have seen numerous instances when people’s lives have been completely turned upside down as a result of a traumatic brain injury, whether it is survivors themselves, family members or friends. “It can be an incredibly difficult period of anyone’s life, but we also know how access to the right rehabilitation and support can help survivors get the best from life. In Molly’s case, interim funding secured in the court case now means she can have further rehabilitation to help her with my injuries and more therapy so that she can make further progress with her recovery. “We are a proud supporter of the work of Headway and warmly welcome the focus of this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week. It is a vital reminder of how so many survivors – like Molly - are able to overcome incredible obstacles to regain much-needed independence.”

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  • 16/12/2016
    'Support Networks Must Be Robust,' In Football Abuse Scandal

    “For years there have been abuse cases arising from sports clubs and sports coaches but the scale this has now reached, and related to the professional game, is on another level entirely. The support networks must be robust and the networks already in place will be tested by the number of survivors that need help and advice and support to help them overcome their trauma as much as possible. “Sadly the environment of coaches in a position of power over players who are under extreme pressure to make it in the professional football world seems to have created a black hole of abuse which has seemingly gone unchallenged for far too long. “The bravery of those first footballers to speak out has exposed this problem – now the authorities have to sort this out once and for all – not just for those survivors, but to ensure this cannot happen again.”

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  • 10/10/2016
    Driver Who Caused Head On Crash Leaving Woman With Life Changing Injuries Sentenced To Jail

    “Prior to the accident, Margaret was a highly independent woman; she enjoyed a busy and active life, playing bowls, going on day trips and holidays and looking after the village’s hairstyles since the mid-1980s. “She had been looking forward to her retirement and spending time with her four-year-old grandson when she suffered these horrific injuries and their life-changing consequences. “We are now working to secure Margaret an adapted home close to friends and family where she can live as comfortably as possible and continue her rehabilitation.”

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  • 13/09/2016
    Abuse Lawyers Back Calls For Changes To Tackling Sexual Harassment In Schools

    “It is extremely concerning that the report has found there is no clear plan to tackle sexual harassment issues in our schools and that many young people feel reports they made were not taken seriously. “We’re glad MPs have now called for a clear and better plan to tackle this issue, which is becoming more and more prevalent in schools. From our experience we understand that sexual harassment, violence and abuse at a young age can seriously impact the way young people develop, with these incidents causing serious problems in later life. “It is important children feel able to come forward to report these issues knowing that they will be taken seriously and investigated properly and that they will be provided with the help and support they may need to deal with the longer-term consequences.”

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