Sole Principal – Tracey Allen
I established Allen and Co in 2011 as I have a great capacity and desire to achieve the right results for my clients. Education law is my passion and I want to share my knowledge and experience with my clients. I work as I like to, professionally but with compassion and sensitivity; attributes that are sometimes lost or not appreciated in larger organisations. My client relationships are built on trust and honesty and I enjoy being part of a team striving to achieve a common goal.
I specialise in education law in general but also have a wealth of experience in employment law and the area of general Local Government work. As well as advising on policy and procedures, I have acquired a wide range of litigation experience at, the High Court; Special Needs/First Tier Tribunal; Employment Tribunal and Magistrates Court. I can provide advice at Independent Appeal hearings; review hearings; Governor meetings; school transport appeals; disciplinary and grievance hearings; Cabinet; full Council and Employment Panel meetings. I can also provide training to elected Members; employees/employers; Head Teachers; Governors and IAP members.
Background and qualifications
I qualified as a Legal Executive in the 90’s before being admitted as a solicitor in 2002, having passed my Legal Practice Course with distinction. I worked in Buckinghamshire County Council’s legal team for 15 years before moving to The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, where I stayed for over 7 years. Whilst at RBWM I became a Team Leader and Principal Solicitor and I also undertook the role of the Monitoring Officer. As Monitoring Officer I was a member of the Chief Executive’s management team.