Tracey Benson > Slater and Gordon > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
90 High Holborn
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Work Department

Personal Injury


Tracey is a Principal Lawyer and Head of the Serious Injury department in the South of England.

Tracey has extensive experience surrounding all types of workplace accidents but handles all types of serious injury cases including road traffic collisions, public liability and sporting accidents. She also deals with fatal accidents.

She has an interest in sports injuries and has handled notable cases on behalf of professional footballers and other sporting accidents which have attracted media coverage. She’s been instructed by the Professional Footballers Association to represent their members.

She represents clients with severe acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, injuries resulting in amputation (both traumatic and elective), severe burns and other multiple injuries and psychiatric injuries.

She also undertakes pro bono work mostly relating to Inquest representation.

Tracey regularly appears on the radio and television. She’s appeared on Good Morning Britain, BBC news, London Live and regularly appear on national radio stations.

Many of her settlements have reached the national press. She has a reputation as a keen litigator and has a number of articles published in the legal press.


Tracey qualified in 2000. Russell Jones & Walker 1992-2013.

Notable cases of Tracey’s include a settlement of £975,000 for an amputee caused by an explosion in the workplace caused by extreme unsafe working practices, £900,000 for a Charlton Athletic Footballer and £500,000 for a professor of law at Middlesex University who fell and injured her knee at work.

Many of her cases have received media attention such as her settlement of £750,000 on behalf of a forensic examiner severely injured in Afghanistan when an item he was examining exploded causing catastrophic injury to his right hand. She also recovered a 6 figure sum for a professional lady seriously injured by her Taekwondo instructor which featured in the national press.

In addition a settlement of £6 million for a tetraplegic client with difficult ex turpi liability issues. This case involved putting in place a comprehensive 24 hour care package and re-housing the client.

She also handled numerous cases arising from the Croydon Tram Crash.

Tracey is regularly approached for media comment and has a strong external profile. This year she has advised on care home quality and potential claims for negligence and provided advice to the media and charities including production of a broadcast on the topic shared on various platforms (linked-in/twitter/websites). She has led a media campaign in relation to the Highway Code changes in early 2022.

She has also published articles this year within the NeuroRehab Times on the topic of brain injury in sport and the litigation currently being pursued and APIL on the use of technology within law firms.


Tracey is a member of the Law Society, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of Women Solicitors.

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London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

The personal injury team at Slater and Gordon handles a range of work, including inquests, inquiries, and cross-border claims. ‘First-class’ Tracey Benson oversees the serious injury department, with a practice spanning spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputation, and particular experience regarding subtle brain injuries, including those resulting in psychiatric symptoms. Edmund Young leads on the industrial disease front, including asbestos-related disease cases. The team regularly liaises with the firm’s wills and probate, family and employment law, and Court of Protection departments.