Tracey De Simone, Official Solicitor, Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor

Tracey has been admitted since 1997. She worked at Legal Aid Queensland for 14 years in a variety of roles, as the coordinator of Women’s Legal Aid, the senior solicitor at the Woodridge Legal Aid office, a legal policy advisor and as assistant director in Family Law Services. Tracey started life in private practice and specialises in family law, domestic violence cases, independent children’s representation and separate representation in child protection matters. She has also practised in criminal law and anti-discrimination law.

Tracey has worked in legal policy/legislation and law reform projects in the Department of Communities and Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Tracey is the Chair of the Queensland Law Society Domestic and Family Violence Committee. She has volunteered on the committees of several non-government organisations including the Immigrant Women’s Support Service and the Nundah Community Legal Service (now the Brisbane North Community Legal Service).

Tracey has completed a Masters of Laws degree and has published several articles and publications on domestic violence, family law and the access of vulnerable people to legal aid services.