Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings
King's counsel

Tracey Angus KC

Call to Bar:1991

Appointment to Silk:2012

Chamber and Partners 2019: Court of Protection

She's brilliant, one of the best advocates you can have on your team and she's brilliant on her feet." "She's hard-working, dedicated and a real strategic thinker."

Tracey’s practice is focused on contentious trust, inheritance and property disputes. Tracey has extensive experience of representing individuals, trust companies and charities in a variety of courts and tribunals in England and Wales and overseas.

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Chambers and Partners Global 2024

“Simply the best, she's unbelievably thorough and hard-working, highly commercial and just a fantastic advocate.”

Chambers and Partners global 2024

“If you want a fighter, Tracey is the one to have on your side.”

Legal 500 2024

Tracey is simply exceptional in every way. She is hugely clever and incredible at setting the right course and guiding the team towards the right path in a legally complex and emotionally sensitive case and is outstandingly persuasive on her feet.

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020

"She is meticulous in her approach and provides clear advice. She's very popular both with clients and the court."

Legal 500 2024

"Tracey is very incisive, good at explaining complex and difficult areas of law to the lay client, and writes opinions that are measured and clear to read and understand. She thinks out of box and come up with novel strategies for dealing with complex legal issues on which there are no established case authorities."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020

"A very good advocate who is always on the ball and prepares well."

Legal 500 2020

"A very knowledgeable silk."

Legal 500 2020

"Highly recommended."

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2019

"Absolutely excellent paper advocacy; She always nails the point straight off." "She really knows the law inside out. She is superb on her feet. She really fights her corner, but she's always keeping the bigger picture in mind - she's practical and commercial."

Chambers and Partners 2019: Court of Protection: Property & Affairs – Silks, Band 2

"She's brilliant, one of the best advocates you can have on your team and she's brilliant on her feet." "She's hard-working, dedicated and a real strategic thinker."

About Tracey Angus KC

Professional Reputation

Tracey is listed as a leading silk in both the Traditional Chancery and Court of Protection practice areas in Chambers UK.

“Incredibly bright and very commercial in her approach. She cuts through the issues and has a no-nonsense outlook.”

Chambers and Partners 2018: Trusts: Silks, Band 1

“Excellent at dealing with complex trust disputes and very quickly identifies the core issues in the matter. She radiates confidence and is an extremely reassuring presence for the client.”

“Her skeleton arguments are top-notch and she is very impressive in court. She is a real hard worker who is 100% committed to the client and the task of getting the best result for them.

Chambers and Partners 2018: Chancery: Silks, Band 1

“She is great fun to work with, a formidable advocate when on her feet and she really inspires confidence in her clients.”

“She has real drive and energy and she can really push a case forward.”

Chambers and Partners 2018: Court of Protection: Property & Affairs – Silks, Band 2

‘She is very thorough and likes to know all the details of the case inside out.’

Legal 500 2017

“A very forceful advocate who clearly has the ear of the court. She’s got the sort of gravitas that you look for in a silk. Completely unruffled, always.”

Chambers 2017 Chancery Traditional

If I could curtsy, I would – she’s really clever.” “She’s obviously very clever and knowledgeable but one of her really good strengths is that she’s incredibly user-friendly, accessible and very good at working collaboratively.”

Chambers 2017 Court of Protection Property & Affairs 

“She’s a whirlwind of energy who’s very sensible and has good judgement. She gets on very well with clients, and really fights for them.”

Chambers UK 2017 Trusts

Traditional Chancery/Private Client

Tracey has acted in a number of substantial and high profile trust disputes in a variety of contexts ranging from traditional dynastic trusts to more commercial trusts. Cases in which Tracey has represented clients include applications to remove trustees, to set aside trustees’ decisions, to determine points of construction and seeking compensation for breach of trust. Tracey has also regularly represented trustees and beneficiaries in matrimonial disputes.

In addition, Tracey has appeared in a number of substantial and high-profile probate disputes and has extensive experience of claims for provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act.

Tracey has acted in a number of significant cases concerning the equitable jurisdiction of the court including claims to set aside transactions for undue influence and fraud, applications for relief under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel and tracing claims.

Tracey has also acted for claimants and defendants in professional negligence claims. Since taking silk the professional negligence claims in which she has acted have concerned claims against professionals in the private client field.

Significant cases in these fields in which Tracey has appeared include:

  • Wesley v Chantler [2018] EWHC 21
  • Dellal v Dellal [2015] EWHC 907 a rare application for summary judgment against the claimant in a claim for provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Rawstron v Freud [2014] EWHC 2577 a claim concerning the validity of secret trusts in the will of the late Lucian Freud
  • Curtis and others v Pulbrook [2011] EWHC (Ch) 167 [2009] EWHC 782 a claim to set aside lifetime gifts for undue influence
  • Gill v RSPCA [2010] EWCA Civ 1430 a high-profile claim to set aside a will for want of knowledge and approval and for relief under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel
  • Kostic v Chaplin and others [2007] EWHC 2909 claim in which Conservative Party sought to defend a claim to set aside a will for lack of capacity which became leading authority on costs in probate claims
  • P v G, P and P [2006] 1 FLR 431 the first “big money” widow’s claim under the 1975 Act in respect of a large estate after the House of Lords’ landmark decision in White v White
Court of Protection

Tracey has acted in a variety of applications brought in the Court of Protection and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor. Most recently, Tracey was instructed in a contested deputyship application reported as Re A [2016] EWCOP 3 (12 January 2016).

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.

Webinar Recordings

On 5th February 2021, Tracey Angus QC and Penelope Reed QC  recorded a webinar titled Privacy Orders. A copy of this recording is available to view at your convenience by clicking here. 

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).

Privacy Notice

Click here to read Tracy’s privacy notice.