Call: 1991

Silk: 2012

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"She is practical and sensible, and always wants to find a deal"

"She is an effective advocate and just really knows her stuff"

Chambers 2014 - Court of Protection

 

a leader in the field who "always tries to get the best for the client."

"when she's not on your team, you wish she was."

Chambers UK 2013


"A formidable presence in domestic trusts litigation"

Chambers UK 2012


'enthusiastic, astute and great to work with'

"knows how to stand her ground when she thinks its necessary"

Chambers UK 2008


Practice

Tracey’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • trusts
  • probate
  • family provision
  • Court of Protection
  • professional negligence


with a particular emphasis on contentious matters.  In addition to representing individuals, trust companies and charities, Tracey is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor.  Tracey has also advised in relation to matrimonial finance disputes involving trusts.   Tracey has represented clients in a variety of courts and tribunals both in England and Wales and overseas.

 

Professional Reputation

Tracey is listed as a leading silk in both the Traditional Chancery and Court of Protection  practice areas in Chambers UK.  In 2014 she was described as a “formidable advocate with a great sense of humour, who is very hands-on." "She is both technically sound and commercially astute, and a pleasure to work with".

 

Notable Cases

Tracey’s reported cases include:

 

  • Curtis and others v Pulbrook [2011] EWHC (Ch) 167; [2009] EWHC 782 (undue influence)
  • Gill v Woodall and others [2009] EWHC 834 (contentious probate and proprietary estoppel)
  • Holman v Howes (2008) 1 FLR 1217, CA (co-habitation constructive trust)

  • Kostic v Chaplin and others Times Law Reports 11 Jan 2008, [2009] EWHC 2298, 2909  (contentious probate dispute; costs)

  • Burrell v Burrell [2005] STC 569 (trusts; setting aside trustees’ deed of appointment for mistake)

  • P v G, P and P [2006] 1 FLR 431 (widow’s claim under 1975 Act in respect of a large estate post White v White)
  • Bayoumi v Women’s Total Abstinence Union [2004] Ch 46 (charitable land)
  • Williams v Williams [2003] WTLR 1371 (capacity and undue influence)

 

Professional Memberships

Tracey is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, the Chancery Bar Association and the Professional Negligence Bar Association.

 

Publications and Lecturing

Tracey is a contributor to Heywood and Massey: Court of Protection Practice (Sweet & Maxwell) and a co-author of A Practical Guide to Inheritance Act Claims (Law Society, 2007)