Tracy Creed > Sydney Mitchell LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Sydney Mitchell LLP
Cavendish House
39 Waterloo Street
B2 5PP

Work Department

Private client, wills and probate.


Tracy is partner and head of the private client team. She has extensive experience in all areas of private client work including trusts, wills, probate, power of attorney, deputyship, inheritance tax planning, estate planning and care funding issues. Notable cases include Estate of RB (significant business and complex matters), KR+Wilson (care funding matter), Estate of G – multimillion complex matter. Tracy specialises in working with elderly clients and resolving care funding issues. She receives referrals from care homes, social services, personal referrals and other Solictiors to whom she has proved her ability to deal with matters in an effective manner. In previous Legal 500 testimonials Tracy is recognised for attracting praise from clients and the wills and probate team are referred to as being ‘extremely professional but also very personable’; ‘highly competent’ personal tax, trusts and probate team and regard Tracy as ‘very knowledgeable’. Tracy has delivered talks to a variety of care homes, financial advisers and the fire service. She has presented to the Society of Will Writers and the Institute of Professional Will Writers.


Trained ILEX route; qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Sydney Mitchell (1999-2009); Standley and Co (2009-10); Probate Solicitors Limited (PSL) (2011-12); Sydney Mitchell, associate and made partner in 2015.


Fairfield High School for Girls, Audenshaw, Manchester; Solihull Technical College, Sutton Coldfield College, De Montfort University Leicester; Filex 2004; CPE 2007, LPC 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Sydney Mitchell LLP has a solid reputation for its work on contentious probate matters and works closely with its private client team. Under the joint leadership of Tracy Creed  and Dean Parnell , it regularly advises on diverse issues such as claims under the Inheritance Act, disputes about the validity of wills and issues relating to the distribution of trust assets. The former head of department, Pam Deol, is now at Painters.

West Midlands > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Wealth preservation and elderly care matters are at the cornerstone of the ‘friendly and efficient’ practice at Sydney Mitchell LLP. Led by Tracy Creed , it has also been busy advising on a variety of complex administration matters and on applications to the Court of Protection. In addition, the department offers specialist advice in relation to NHS Continuing Health Care (advising on and appearing at assessments and appeals). Shelley Collingbourne is another key figure who advises on a wide range of private client matters.