Tracey heads up our Divorce and Family Law team and has over 30 years’ experience in family law.
Whether handling disagreements over the division of finances or helping you sort out co-parenting arrangements for your children, Tracey knows just how stressful and difficult relationship breakdown can be. She genuinely cares about her clients and her focus is always on you and getting you through this experience as swiftly and painlessly as possible.
With Tracey, not only do you get a fierce and pragmatic lawyer, you also get a person who is sensitive to your needs and completely non-judgmental. She will listen closely to your concerns, tailor a personal approach and consistently strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
She adopts a common sense, no nonsense approach and makes every effort to try and resolve matters without the need for costly and stressful litigation. However, if a case cannot be settled, she will use her skill and fight your case to achieve the best possible outcome.
Prior to joining Longmores, Tracey spent 12 years working in central London where she handled complex financial cases for clients from all walks of life, including high profile individuals. Whilst in London, Tracey established a practice for dealing with high value financial cases, with an asset base of up to £100 million, including those with complex tax, trust and jurisdictional issues.
Before this, Tracey spent 13 years working for two local law firms dealing with a range of financial and children cases. Having grown up in Hertfordshire, Tracey has a strong connection to the local area and loves being able to help members of the local community through her work, as well as those further afield.
Tracey helps people unravel the legal, financial and practical ties when a relationship breaks down. This often involves dealing with complex financial matters. Tracey also helps parents to settle the caring arrangements for their children, as well as any other issues that may arise in respect of their children’s upbringing.
In addition, she helps people to regularise the financial aspects of their relationship, through cohabitation agreements and pre/post nuptial agreements.
Examples of Tracey’s previous cases:
- Negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement involving assets of over £100m.
- Acted for a wife in relation to divorce and finances, in the backdrop of residence proceedings abroad. Secured the jurisdiction of the English court in relation to the divorce and finances. This case involved assets of around £25 million.
- Acted for a wife in relation to divorce and finances, involving assets of around £12m, based on and offshore; including the husband’s business, properties and other cash investments.
- Acted for a father in relation to contested children proceedings and successfully obtaining an order that the children live with both parents on an equal basis.
As well as providing high quality legal advice, you can also benefit from Tracey’s network of counsellors and divorce coaches. These professionals are specially trained to help people going through stressful and emotional family problems. Tracey also has a network of other contacts, including specialist barristers, forensic accountants, financial advisors and pension actuaries, who she will involve in your case, when necessary, to provide the relevant specialist advice.
Together with these professionals, Tracey is able to coordinate a fully inclusive service for you, making sure all your legal, emotional and financial needs are met to put you on the road to a secure, happy future.
Tracey heads up our Family Law team which has been ranked by leading client guides, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Tracey is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals that dedicate their work to helping families find positive solutions to their problems in the least combative way possible, saving everyone time, costs and stress.
“This highly professional practice is an absolute gem, led by the experienced, considerate, and articulate Tracey Dargan. The practice provides a very personal service, tailored to your needs. You are not just another client in their eyes but an individual they want to help. With good junior lawyers in hand, the practice provides the right level of expertise and support to their clients, blending experience with efficiency, and of course cost. They are fabulously well prepared, and service levels never dropped once during the pandemic, always available and responsive and without distraction.” The Legal 500 2023
“Tracey Dargan is as good as they get. As well as her undoubted knowledge and experience, Tracey is an excellent and highly effective communicator, able to blend consideration of the whole family dynamic whilst representing your interests. Tracey never waivers from having to advise and take difficult decisions which are in your best interests. Of her many qualities, this is the one I admire the most. It is important to have integrity around your clients, and to be able to provide clear, constructive, and thoughtful guidance in challenging circumstances is a real asset.” The Legal 500 2023
“The team are approachable and open, always willing to offer help and support in difficult circumstances guiding through circumstances that are alien to their customers. Jessica Few and Tracey Dargan have been my points of contact with the company.” The Legal 500 2023
“Tracey Dargan – in the words of my ex-husband, she is a class act. Professional, human, steadfast in her resolve and unwavering. She is inspiring and has clear goals, communicates effectively and takes you on the journey with her. At a time in my life when I was the most vulnerable, the fact she listened, advised, consulted and didn’t have her own agenda – just mine – stood out a mile.” The Legal 500 2022
“[Tracey] is thorough, thoughtful and careful. You know she will really fight her client’s corner.” Chambers UK 2022
“[Tracey] is an excellent strategist and negotiator.”“ Chambers UK 2022
“Her organisation is second to none, with everything checked and digested and ‘where it should be’. Add this to Tracey’s considerable technical skill and her ability to inspire, with justification, full confidence in her clients, and you have a formidable family solicitor.” Partner, London law firm
Outside of work, Tracey enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She also enjoys running and generally keeping fit.
Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law