Tracy Ann Hatswell

Solicitor/Partner

Tracy came to law as a mature student qualifying from the University of Hertfordshire with a first class Law Degree and then undertaking a Masters Degree in Law at University College,London. She qualified as a solicitor, completing her Legal Practice Course at the University of Leicester.  After heading up the private client department with David Barney & Company she was delighted to join Male and Wagland Solicitors in 2014.  She became a partner and stayed on as a partner when the practice merged with another local firm to form Wason Male & Wagland.

Her practice is in the area of Wills and Probate.  Her focus is on dealing with probate matters and her passion lies in offering support and expert assistance for clients going through what is a difficult and traumatic period for them.

Tracy is a full member of STEP, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners, as well as a member of her local Herts, Beds and Bucks STEP Branch committee. Tracy is committed to being up to date inher knowledge of estate planning and ensures that she is giving sound advice in areas of inheritance tax planning, care home fees planning and family wealth arrangements when preparing Wills and Trusts for her clients.

Tracy is always willing to do home visits or attend clients in care homes or hospitals to make the giving of instructions and the receiving of advice as convenient as possible.

Tracy is committed to treating her clients suffering bereavement with consideration and empathy especially when they need advice over complex intestacies or need help on how to obtain Probate.  Tracy receives excellent feedback from her clients who find her approachable and easy to talk to during what is a very stressful time for them.

Tracy also assists clients with applications to the Court of Protection for Attorney or Deputy appointments when there are issues over mental capacity, acting as a court appointed deputy for clients with no immediate family to assist them, or supporting families through a difficult time when they want to assist their loved ones who are struggling to manage their own finances. Tracy is happy to attend family meetings to discuss all the options available and advise on the best course for each individual circumstance avoiding the possibility of family seeming controlling or interfering.  Tracy will often be seen as a trusted advocate in such difficult situations and inevitably is regarded as a long-term family advisor for her clients.

tracy@wmw-solicitors.co.uk-  Ext-115