Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd honoured to be included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Oct 6, 2021

When Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd started to focus on the practice of health law, the subject was not taught in Canadian law schools nor was it recognized as a specialty by the Law Society of Ontario, then known as the Law Society of Upper Canada. Almost single-handedly, she brought about those changes.

In 1987, Tracey was successful in having a Health Law Section included in the Ontario Bar Association and was its first National Health Law chair, while spearheading the work of her own firm, TTL Health Law. In conjunction with other committee members, she authored and published the first report from the legal profession across North America on the legal implications of HIV/AIDS and the protection of civil rights.

In the three decades that followed, she has developed a reputation as a regulatory expert and certified specialist in health law, a highly regulated and policy-driven area.

Tracey’s pioneering work and commitment to remain a strong and anchoring force for the future of Health Law are just two of the reasons why she was nominated by her peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers of Canada.

“Health Law has evolved in the past three decades from what was seen as a purely advocacy legal discipline – in which the rights of health care professionals required protection and promotion in a heavily regulated scheme of accountability – into a broad-spectrum legal discipline requiring lawyers in all fields to familiarize themselves with the legal rules and regulations that govern the delivery of health care and the health-care business at all levels,” she says.

“Health Law has now become a very highly specialized area of practice in respect of business and tax law, in addition to the requirement for ongoing advocacy services to protect health care professionals and providers,” Tracey adds.

She explains that any business deal or joint venture involving a combination of a non-insured health service and an insured health service is not just a regular transaction from a legal perspective. 

“Lawyers providing advice in this area must have background knowledge and expertise in the various legal instruments, statutes, regulations, policy statements and governance requirements in place in the applicable jurisdiction,” she says.

The legal landscape dealing with health Law is ever evolving, which is why Tracey has become a sought-after writer, lecturer and practitioner in this restrictive arena.

"Representing clients zealously, maintaining the highest ethical standards and communicating effectively with clients are the foundations of our practice,” she says.

“I have always had my hand on the pulse of the Health Law business,” Tracey adds, “and I want to ensure that TTL remains a leading voice and resource in this important field.”

She has been widely recognized for her efforts to represent health professions of Ontario and beyond, including the United States in court or at administrative boards and tribunals.

A recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour, since it has been conferred on select lawyers by their peers.

“Our lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-reviewed surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentiality evaluate their professional peers,” reads a statement from Best Lawyers.

“For four decades, our publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.”


Working with Tracey as closely as I have for the last 27 years, I am in a position to comment on her speaking expertise and why she would add considerable value to any lecture, presentation or seminar. I have not only heard her present, but I have also presented with her as co-presenter. Tracey is one of those rare individuals that can create buzz and excitement as soon as she walks in the room and starts to speak. In my opinion, that’s exactly what you want at a presentation: “buzz”. You want people excited and that’s what Tracey delivers. Her presentation style is dynamic and alive and is NOT just someone reading PowerPoint slides. Once any presentation is complete, a leading indicator of the presentation’s success is the number of questions and participation from the audience. In Tracey’s presentations, the audience is so engaged that the question and discussion period will likely need to be cut off.

Stephen R. Binder, B.A. , C.A. Partner, Grant Thornton LLP Personal and business accountant and advisor since 1985

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