Tania Derrett-SmithPrincipal Associate
Tania Derrett-Smith is in the premier league when it comes to financial remedy associates in the West Midlands. Manages an exceptionally high-quality caseload with a combination of top-class legal knowledge, outstanding client care skills and charm.Legal 500 2021
She goes above and beyond for her clients; thoroughly prepared, realistic and provides excellent advice.Chambers & Partners 2021
"She has impressed me with her clarity, honesty, knowledge and empathy. She provided alternatives, listened to discussions and was patient throughout."Chambers and Partners 2020
Tania Derrett-Smith is totally professional in all that she advises you on. She puts you at ease on your first meeting with her, she has empathy and helps you understand fully what will happen in your situation. I would personally recommend her to anyone.Anonymous client
I have never doubted that I chose the right lawyer.Anonymous client
"She is meticulous and has a great attention to detail".Chambers and Partners 2019
I am extremely pleased that I appointed Weightmans, and in particular Tania, who led me through a very difficult period in my life, with a successful outcome.Anonymous client
Thank you for all your help and advice and for making this process as pleasant as possible.Anonymous client
Tania is a principal associate in the family team based in Birmingham. She has over 15 years' experience in all areas of family law, providing clients with a tailored, robust and effective approach to resolution whilst never losing sight of the client's priorities and objectives.
Tania's areas of practice include divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and arrangements for children with particular specialism in financial consequences arising as a result of a relationship breakdown. Considerable experience in cases involving family businesses, property in the UK and overseas together with pensions.
Cases of note include a client attracted away from a magic circle firm with assets over £125million, case involving complex trust issues, disputes regarding post separation accrued wealth, overseas property and a private law children matter with serious allegations of radicalisation.
Tania is a member of Resolution and a trained collaborative lawyer.