Tracey Calvert

Biography

Tracey is a highly experienced regulatory compliance specialist with extensive knowledge of legal ethics, professional conduct, financial services and anti-money laundering regulation.

She was employed by both the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for over 14 years; she was a senior ethics adviser with the ethics guidance team and, in her last role, was part of the policy team which drafted the SRA Handbook which was launched in October 2011. Her particular responsibilities were in respect of the SRA Code of Conduct and the Handbook's Specialist Services Section and she is in an unique position to advise other lawyers on the requirements of regulatory compliance and the SRA's new outcomes-focused and risk-based approach.

Tracey also has a background in practice having worked both in a City law firm and in local government.

She has been the owner and director of Oakalls Consultancy Limited since 2009. This is a CPD accredited company through which Tracey provides compliance, consultancy and training services to individuals and law firms authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Tracey also works as a freelance law tutor, presenter and writer with other SRA accredited legal training providers on their QLTT and CPD courses as well as writing precedent and other materials for various law publishers. She is the co-author of "OFR: Compliance in Practice" (Ark, 2011) and a contributor to "Cordery on Solicitors" and the ILEX monthly journal. She is currently working on a new publication for in-house lawyers to be published by the Law Society in 2012.

She is also a Law Society Risk and Compliance consultant and a SQM Associate Auditor.

Tracey possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to provide clear and concise guidance in writing and in person.

Published Works

Areas of Practice

Practice Compliance