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 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.

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"She is meticulous and has a great attention to detail". Chambers & Partners 2019

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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 & 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 Derrett Smith covers the full range of matrimonial finance and children law matters, including inheritance issues and offshore assets. According to one source, she is "extremely personable and very clever - she has highly impressed me."

Chambers & Partners 2016

"Clients of associate Tania Derrett-Smith are said to 'be in a very safe pair of hands'."

Legal 500 2015
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