Tracey acts in criminal and civil cases, specialising in defending clients against criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Prior to joining the independent bar in 2022, she worked at a top tier boutique litigation firm where she defended clients facing regulatory proceedings involving allegations of complex fraud, breaches of securities legislation, and professional disciplinary issues. She has also acted in a broad range of civil litigation.
Tracey began her career as a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court, then as a prosecutor in the Crown Specialist Team at Meredith Connell. She led prosecutions on behalf of regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the New Zealand Customs Service, and Auckland Council. She has also prosecuted a wide range of core criminal offending.
Tracey holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland, graduating as a Senior Scholar from the Faculty of Law, and with Senior Prizes from the Faculty of Arts. She also holds a LLM from Columbia University (specialising in criminal procedure, evidence and constitutional law subjects), graduating as James Kent Scholar (first class honours equivalent).
She serves as a member of the ADLS Criminal Law Committee, and speaks conversational Mandarin.