Tracy is a solicitor in Western Australia, having completed her Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Curtin University. She received a commendation for her submission to the Brooking Prize Competition which is organised by the Construction Law Society.
Tracy is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Tracy worked as an Editorial Consultant for two years on the International Trade and Business Law Review. She also interned for the United Nations Coordination Committee of Australia in 2016/2017 and attended the Working Group II (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Meeting in Vienna in September 2016.
Tracy undertook her Post Graduate Legal Training with GTC lawyers, assisting our solicitors on a variety of legal matters, which gave her an exceptional experience base prior to becoming an admitted solicitor herself. She is now one of GTC’s exceptional Office Managers in WA.
Tracy has a special interest in both criminal and civil law. Tracy is focused on achieving the best outcome for the client and making sure they feel supported throughout their matter. She has represented clients in virtually every Magistrate Court in WA.
In her spare time, Tracy likes to read, play tennis, and spend time with friends.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Law Society of Western Australia
- UNCITRAL Coordination Committee of Australia (UNCCA)
- International Law Association of Australia
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia
While studying law at Curtin University, Tracy was highly regarded for her work in multiple fields:
- Best Student in International Commercial Law
- Best Student in Consumer Law
- Best Student in Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Winner Clayton UTZ Case Note Competition 2016
- Winner King & Wood Mallesons Paper Presentation Competition 2016
- Winner Curtin Law School Trial Advocacy (Internal Round)
- 3rd Place Australia Law Students Association Essay Competition
Success Stories and Publications
- Intoxication and Insanity Defences in WA
- The ACL and Used Vehicle Purchases
- Changes to the Privacy Act: How Your Business Could Be Affected
- Obligations of Real Estate and Business Agents (WA)
- ‘The Fall of Sovereignty: Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Australia’ (2017) 4 Curtin Law and Taxation Review 141
- ‘Spatial Demarcation: How Should We define State Liability in Outer Space?’ (2016) ALSA Academic Journal
- ‘Protecting Australian Creditors: An Analysis of Kapila; Re Edelsten’ (2016) 19 International Trade and Business Law Review 333
- ‘The Importance of Comity as a Backbone to Private International Law’ (2017) 20 International Trade and Business Law Review 336
- ‘The Dispute Resolution Lag in Australia: The Time to Be Aggressive Is Now’ (2017) 28 Australasia Dispute Resolution Journal 1
- ‘Penalties: The Implications Following Andrews and Paccioco in The High Court of Australia’ (2018) 21 International Trade and Business Law Review 125
Our solicitor Tracy Albin successfully defended an application by the WA Police to confiscate a client’s vehicle. The client was charged with reckless driving in a confiscation zone and his vehicle had been subject to the usual 28-day impounding. Police then made an application to confiscate the vehicle, meaning it would be sold at auction.
Ms Albin presented evidence to the court that the vehicle's confiscation would cause severe financial hardship to the client and his family and succeeded in defending the application. The client was allowed to keep his vehicle.
Our solicitor Tracy Albin recently assisted a client to avoid a term of imprisonment for several charges of stealing from his employer. Under WA law, the starting point for sentencing for a stealing charge of this nature is immediate imprisonment due to the breach of trust involved. However, a favourable pre-sentence report was obtained. Ms Albin was then able to negotiate with the Prosecution for the matter to be finalised by way of a Community Based Order for all but one charge, and a suspended term of imprisonment for the remaining charge. This client will now be able to remain at home with his family and receive the support he needs in the community and at work.
Our solicitor Tracy Albin recently represented the Mother in a family law matter where the Father was seeking parenting orders. Although the Family Court is a jurisdiction where each party usually bears their own costs, Ms Albin was successful in negotiating interim and final orders by consent between the parties with a costs order in favour of her client.
Our solicitor Tracy Albin successfully negotiated for the discontinuance of a charge of breaching a Violence Restraining Order. The client was charged with Common Assault as well as Breach of VRO and was on his third strike for breaching the VRO, meaning he was facing a mandatory term of imprisonment. Ms Albin conducted negotiations with the Prosecution on the morning of the trial and the client entered a plea of guilty to the charge of common assault, while the breach VRO charge was withdrawn. The client received a small fine.
Our solicitor, Tracy Albin, achieved an excellent outcome for a recent client charged with two counts of careless driving causing grievous bodily harm. Through careful and considered submissions to the court, Ms Albin demonstrated the client’s prior good character and provided information on the client's circumstances which lead to a moderate fine and a disqualification of the client’s drivers licence for 12 months. This was a very good outcome that left the client pleasantly surprised.