Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Tracey Angus QC

Call to Bar:1991

Appointment to Silk:2012

Chambers 2017 Chancery Traditional

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.

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 2017 Court of Protection Property & Affairs

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 UK 2017 Trusts

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."

About Tracey Angus QC

Professional Reputation

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

“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:

  • 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.

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).