Who is Tracey Given?
Tracey lives with her family in South London. She graduated from Manchester University with a 2 1 in law and took her law society finals in York. She then worked for nearly three decades as a litigation lawyer. For the first 12 years she worked for a nationwide trade union law firm where she became a Partner, and then as a Senior Litigation Assistant at a renowned City law firm.
Over the years as a litigation lawyer she worked tirelessly on behalf of clients and proved highly successful at negotiating and winning for her team within high conflict and intense environments. However, she always felt that there must be another way and became increasingly drawn to mediation as a means of dispute resolution. Her motivation was people and she wanted to put her proven negotiating skills to a greater good. Tracey left the City and retrained as a Mediator which took two years . As well as running her own business Given Mediation, Tracey works in the SEN Department of a local state secondary school.
Tracey’s previous jobs have included The Crown Prosecution Service, Thomson Holidays and supporting the homeless charity, Centrepoint as a volunteer.
The logo of “Squaring the Circle” (ie the bringing together of two things which are normally thought to be so different that they cannot exist together), identifies with one of Tracey’s favourite sayings,
“Resolve and thou art free”.