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Tracey is a member of our Gravesend Wills & Probate team. She specialises in all areas of Private Client work including the drafting of Wills and Codicils, obtaining Grant’s of Representation, the administration of estates, applications for Lasting Powers of Attorney and the registration of existing valid Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Tracey can also assist with applications to the Court of Protection where a person no longer has mental capacity and a Deputy needs to be appointed to deal with their finances. Tracey has been dealing with these areas of law for 7 years (since October 2014).
What Tracey says:
“I entered the legal profession late in my working life having worked predominately in the banking/financial services industry for 20+years. Following some life changing events I reassessed my goals and ambitions before deciding to pursue a career in the legal profession. I had always had an interest in the law since childhood but failed to nurture this interest earlier in my life.
In 2011, I completed my LLB Law (Hons) at the Kent Law School initially as a part time student whilst working full time, and accelerated my studies to full time during my final year.
I completed my Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford in 2012, and secured a training contract with a law firm working predominately in the Thanet area of Kent until I qualified as a Solicitor in 2014.
Since qualification I have continued to study and increase my knowledge and am now a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly which greatly assists me in communicating effectively with vulnerable and elderly clients in ways which make them feel most at ease.
I also recently passed my STEP Advanced Certificate in Administration of Estates; I am now registered as TEP which means I am a registered trust and estate practitioner.
My clients can always expect time, consideration and empathy from me, and I am willing to meet at their home/nursing home if meeting at my office is a challenge for them physically. Having experienced bereavement at a young age personally, I believe I have a great understanding and sympathy for my clients which they have said they appreciate, as I can relate to many of the decisions and hurdles they face when dealing with the administration of the estate of a loved one.
My clients have always told me I am friendly and approachable and make them feel at ease - which is always reassuring to hear, as it is exactly what I aim to achieve. I fully believe that the law need not be stuffy, intimidating or full of ‘legalise’ which few people understand.
Away from work I am a member of a running club and recently completed a 10km run for Cancer Research UK and am currently training for my first half marathon later in the year. When I’m not pounding the streets I enjoy cooking and decorating.”
If I were not a lawyer, I would be…
A teacher of the Law. I found studying Law as a subject completely fascinating and my plan B ‘new career’ all those years ago would have been teaching at University level.