Tracey is a solicitor with considerable expertise in estate and succession planning for both UK and non-UK resident individuals. She has experience in dealing with overseas advisers to assist with estate planning in different jurisdictions.
Tracey advises UK resident and non-UK resident individuals and trustees on onshore and offshore trust structures, including advising on the implications of holding UK residential property in company and trust structures.
Tracey also advises on trust matters, wills, lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection matters and trusts for vulnerable and disabled persons.
She also has expertise in issues relating to copyright arising from estates of composers/writers and lifetime trusts.
Tracey’s practice has a particular focus on advising on charitable matters, including advising trustees of faith schools, assisting them with duties, obligations and compliance issues. She also specialises in the setting up of charitable vehicles and the winding up of charitable trusts or companies.
- Onshore and offshore trust structures/settlements
- Residence and domicile issues for UK resident and non-resident domiciliaries
- Estate and succession planning
- Wills and lasting powers of attorney
- Court of Protection matters
- Trusts for vulnerable individuals
- Family succession issues
- UK and international probate
- Advising on appropriate charitable vehicle
- Charitable law for individuals, trustees and institutions
- Setting up charities
- Charity registrations
- Charity mergers
- Charity governance
- Charity investigations
- Liaison with the Charity Commission
- Charity disputes
- Winding up of charitable trusts and companies
- Compliance for charity trustees of faith schools
- Executors of charitable trusts
- Advice on estate planning/succession issues regarding copyright
- IP issues arising under estates of musicians and artists
- Advised a leading UK family office regarding succession and estate planning issues and tax reliefs, in particular advising on heritage assets and the relevant reliefs.
- Advised beneficiaries of English law trust in several jurisdictions settled by composer/actor in lifetime/implications of winding up/unborn beneficiaries. Negotiated with trustees.
- Advised on trust issues for property in a country estate held by non-domiciliaries in the UK.
- Advised trustees of Liechtenstein Anstalt and liaised with accountants re disclosure requirements.
- Acted in the application for deputyships at the Court of Protection for both property and financial affairs and health and welfare for severely autistic adults.
- Advised a family on UK and coordinating Sharia law advice in relation to a worldwide restructuring of assets held in Dubai prior to return to the UK.
- Advised charitable schools.
- Advised on the governing documents of charities and changing to charitable incorporated organisations.
- Advised on the merger options of two family charities.
- Advised on the winding up and establishment of a new charitable foundation.
- Advised on the transfer of assets from one charity to another for a leading charity.
- Acted in the administration of a large estate of a leading musician with complex business property relief and US tax issues together with French and Spanish issues regarding a minor inheriting real estate in France and Spain.
- Advised beneficiaries of a trust in several jurisdictions settled by a leading composer/actor.
- Drafted complex UK (and liaison with overseas advisors) and overseas wills for musician with complex royalties and copyright issues both in the UK and worldwide.
- Drafted wills considering the devolution of copyrights and royalties worldwide.
- Acted in the establishment of a UK trust for an artist.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Tracey qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2021, she worked at the following firms:
- Portrait Solicitors
- Taylor Wessing
- SJ Berwin