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 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.
“Tracey Dargan is very thorough and diligent and is always thinking strategically in terms of the best interests of her client. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.” The Legal 500 2022
“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 Dargan is up there with the very best. Always easy to communicate with, offering prompt replies to issues raised and despite these restricting times it feels as if we have been in actual one to one meetings rather than the reality of the no contact meetings we have to put up with at the moment.” 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.