Ms Tracy Sell-Peters > Keystone Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Tracy is an expert in healthcare litigation which comprises claims, regulatory, advisory, criminal, inquest and inquiry work. In terms of her claims expertise, it includes advising on complex and high-value clinical negligence claims spanning the medical specialities. She has done a particularly significant number of brain injury and spinal surgery cases as well as orthopaedic, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery claims, brought against surgeons and physicians working both in the NHS and in their private capacity. She has vast experience of defending GPs and out-of-hours organisations, as well as care homes, hospital groups and agencies working in these environments.

In her regulatory work, Tracy defends doctors, dentists and other healthcare practitioners whose registration is called into question by the General Medical Council (GMC) and other healthcare regulatory bodies (GDC, NMC, GOC, HCPC). Practitioners also turn to Tracy for representation in independent inquiries, including serious untoward incident inquiries and complex inquests, including deaths in custody. Tracy has defended many practitioners in fitness-to-practise hearings before their regulators as well as dealing with appeals arising from those proceedings.

Tracy is well regarded when it comes to healthcare litigation and often represents doctors in Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) NHS disciplinary proceedings and private hospital investigations. She has particular expertise in representing practitioners who face proceedings, often consecutively, in numerous different arenas (criminal, inquest, regulatory, disciplinary and claims).

Judicial Review challenges are also a specialism of Tracy’s. She advises Medical Royal Colleges and professional bodies. She has been involved in a prominent case for the General Optical Council, including the prosecution of the remitted hearing. She has defended a number of different regulators in PSA and Judicial Review challenges.

In addition to the above, Tracy also acts for insurers, defence organisations and private clients and is fluent in both French and English, and speaks German.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

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Tracy Sell-Peters joined the Keystone Law team from DWF in July 2022, and is known for representing healthcare professionals and insurers in a range of medical negligence claims, and providing early stage medico-legal guidance.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

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Specialising in the defence of healthcare professionals, Keystone Law‘s professional discipline practice is co-led by healthcare litigation specialist Tracy Sell-Peters; and fitness to practise expert Andrea James, who are recent partner hires from DWF and Brabners LLP, respectively.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Litigating on behalf of both SMEs and global organisations, Keystone Law has a mouth-watering court success rate in the UK. Within the firm’s lawyer ranks, Alex Ferrari is ‘a top-notch litigator‘; James Healy-Pratt acts in relation to aviation accidents; Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs assists with commercial disputes, contentious insolvency-related claims, and fraud cases; Louise Abbott specialises in civil fraud, cryptocurrency and asset recovery work; and Elaine Chan is ‘a very senior, effective solicitor‘. Also key to the firm’s litigation credentials, Lara Robson represents both high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and companies in disputes; Patrick Elliott is a corporate recovery and insolvency expert; Gagan Ranu focuses on India and Middle East-related disputes; Patrick Pennal has a wide-ranging international litigation practice; and Dharmendra Nair specialises in shipping, commodities and commercial litigation. In 2022, Tracy Sell-Peters joined as partner from DWF, while former partners Matthew Reach and Robert Lawrie departed for Fox Williams LLP and Grosvenor Law, respectively.