• Office
  • 1 Amphora Place
  • Sheepen Road
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 3WG
  • Tel: 01206 217300

Tracey Dickens

Partner, Head of Commercial and Corporate Finance

I have a pragmatic and balanced approach, acting as a facilitator committed to helping our clients record the transactions and business relationships that they enter into in the best way possible. The documentation needs to reflect the level of the transaction or contract, and be negotiated sensibly, bearing in mind the risks. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available on 01206 217326.

I am responsible for looking after our business clients and acting as the key contact for many of them – carrying out their legal work or signposting them to specialists in the firm. I enjoy the wide variety of businesses that we assist and the wide variety of work and advice they need, giving me the opportunity to provide definitive advice and recommendations. I like the professional nature of the work and the environment in which it is delivered, which also involves working closely with our clients' accountants, banks, surveyors etc.

I specialise in the health sector, advising in particular on care home transactions. I also specialise in medical partnerships, acting for doctors and other health professionals for over 20 years in relation to partnership and business matters.

I regularly advise higher education providers in relation to their commercial contractual and GDPR related matters, working in particular with the University of Essex and the Colchester Institute.

I am the Team Leader of the Commercial and Corporate Finance Team, which involves recruiting and retaining excellent lawyers and assisting the junior lawyers to develop their skills and specialist areas of law. I am a former trustee of St Helena Hospice, having sat on various committees, including Corporate Governance for a total of 13 years.

In my free time I enjoy golf playing each weekend wherever possible, winter and summer and enjoy golfing holidays with my husband.

I love music mainly rock and blues rock and I enjoy concerts. I also enjoy travelling – usually with a set of golf clubs – but also to see the wide world we live in. Kenyan Safari and South American (Peru, Argentina and Brazil), and a deep south music related American road trip are the current highlights.

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Commercial and Corporate Finance Team

We add value through our expertise, which is applied in a commercial way to ensure our clients are fully appraised of the likely risks and obligations involved with the contractual, corporate and transactional work we carry out.

Education Team

Education law can be complex and there are many different reasons why you may need legal advice. Our Education team includes individuals who specialise in certain sectors, so you are guaranteed a solicitor who has the expertise in the area that you require. The team is made up of specialists working within the relevant principle disciplines – commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, employment and HR, and dispute resolution. We regularly work for universities, colleges, and schools, including Multi Academy Trusts.