First ILEX female partner


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The first female Legal Executive Lawyer to be made a Partner has been announced.

Tracy DaCosta, a Legal Executive with the Woodford Green Law firm, Verbatim Lawyers has been formally made a Partner in her firm under the changes brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007, allowing the creation of Legal Disciplinary Partnerships (LDPs),

Tracy is a Lawyer specialising in Property Law. A former full License holder of the Council for Licensed Convayancers, she has been a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives since 1994.

During her career she has worked in the City of London, both for the Guildhall and in Private Practice. She also worked in house for Woolwich Plc, Local Authorities and Law Firms in the Greater London area, before setting up the present company, Verbatim Property Lawyers five and a half years ago. She is now going into Partnership with a Solicitor to expand the Practice and sees this partnership as the next logical step.

She says, “This is a positive way forward for Verbatim Lawyers as it will bring greater expertise to the firm in different areas of law.”

“More law firms are expected to announce Legal Executive partners in the coming weeks,” said ILEX President, Mark Bishop. ”This is another significant milestone for the Institute and its members. ILEX traditionally has a high proportion of female members and Tracy is the first of what we hope will be many more.

Partnership is recognition of the growing importance of Legal Executives in the legal workplace. Members like Tracy have been performing at partner level for many years and now their skill and expertise can finally be acknowledged through partnership.”

Commenting on the partnership, Verbatim Lawyers said “Tracy has been practising for many years and has a proven track record of client, business and legal skills and there is no doubt she is a great asset to this firm”