A vastly experienced Silk, Tania has a wealth of experience over a wide range of practice areas, with particular expertise in personal injury and crime.
As a junior she developed a reputation as a tough, no-nonsense advocate defending personal injury claims (including claims for catastrophic injury) both as Treasury Counsel and representing Local Authorities.
After taking Silk, Tania turned her focus to crime and specialises in defending allegations of serious sexual assault, in particular, cases of an historic nature, but she also deals with the full range of sexual allegations and cases of murder, manslaughter and child cruelty. Her personal injury practice as a junior stands her in good stead in dealing with complex medical issues that can arise in these types of case.
She mainly represents professionals involved or formerly involved in caring for or working with children as well as sexual allegations arising within the family, frequently in the context of divorce and custody/contact disputes.
Tania believes that, in any forum, justice cannot be achieved without proper and timely disclosure of information and that it is important to persevere in ensuring that disclosure duties are met.
She is particularly well versed on issues relating to equality and diversity; and in particular learning disabilities such as ASD/ADHD/ FASD (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and the longterm impact of adoption including attachment difficulties, emotional and mental health issues. She has a keen interest in educational issues relating to additional needs, EHCPs and specialist education.
She never forgets that the client is a person, not a case, and embraces the team approach, putting the client at the heart of the case, ensuring they are fully involved in discussions and strategies.
Highly skilled, sensitive, supportive and approachable , she is recognised for her excellent client care skills and works tirelessly for the client and always gives her best. Clients have identified her “tremendous will to win.” This is founded on her strong belief that every client has the right to expect that their advocate will do their utmost for them to achieve the best possible outcome. She believes that enthusiasm, attention to detail, hard work and excellent preparation is the only way to ensure success.
Tania is consistently ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide.