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Tracy Thames

Litigation Executive, Criminal Injuries

Criminal Injuries Violent Crime Sexual Assault Mental Injuries Domestic Violence

Expertise

Tracy has been with Hudgell Solicitors since August 2016 and is part of a dedicated team which persues damages for victims of violent crime through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). She handles cases relating to a domestic violence, violent crimes, sexual assault and mental injuries.

I feel my key strength is my ability to listen and empathise with clients, building a relationship of trust. This is crucial when dealing with horrific sexual abuse cases, severe injuries and clients who are mentally distressed. I love my job, and knowing that I have helped someone receive compensation for their suffering is highly rewarding.

I feel very privileged to be working for such a high-achieving law firm in a competitive market.

Significant Cases

I was proud to help a woman secure £16,500 damages after being abused between the ages of seven and nine by her elder half-brother. The offences had been committed more than 50 years previous, and the case was the first settled at the firm following a change in law in June 2019. Before that date my client had been unable to pursue compensation as CICA’s ‘Same Roof Rule’ didn’t allow people to seek damages if they had been abused by someone they lived with prior to October 1979.  My client said it had finally brought her closure.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • Studying towards LLB law degree

"Tracy has shown me kindness and understanding. Being listened to is a novelty for me after trying to get answers for what happened."

Andrew Petherbridge, Legal Executive and Head of Civil Liberties

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