Serious Injury National Team Leader
I lead the Serious Injury national team and I am based in the London office. I have specialised in a range of personal injury cases including brain injury and spinal cord injury cases. I also have undertaken fatal, polytrauma and amputation cases. I have extensive experience in cases involving deliberate assault and child abuse.
Recent Settlements Include:
- Compensation of £5 million for a motorcyclist who suffered a spinal cord injury in a road crash
- Compensation equivalent to £10 million for a young woman injured whilst a pedestrian resulting in a severe brain injury
- 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.
"She continues to impress with her knowledge and experience of the subject." – Chambers& Partners, 2020
"She has significant experience in the personal injury field and knows the pitfalls and the routes you need to take to ensure a significant outcome." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
Sources say she "provides an exemplary level of service to her clients," adding that she is "not only sympathetic, but also thorough and determined." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"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 has often involved 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 now head up the largest Serious Injury national team in the country. We are an amazing team and have great resources from our colleagues in our support departments. There is a wealth of knowledge which is shared across the offices on our specialist cases and I am very proud of the successes we have all had on our cases - not just the compensation won but the positive rehab outcomes secured for people with life changing injuries too.
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 also enjoy stand-up comedy, current affairs and politics.