Tanya Shillingford


Tanya deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial work including: mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and other commercial agreements; lending and security work; general corporate and commercial advice; LLPs (including LLP agreements and conversion to an LLP), corporate finance and public listed company transactions; including Official List and AIM IPOs, rights issues, demergers; incorporation of Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) companies and corporate finance for non-listed companies. Tanya also provides commercial and corporate advice for media related clients including British Board of Film Classification, All 3 Media and Creative Skillset.

The Professional Guides

Legal 500

“Tanya Shillingford has a good eye for detail in complex negotiations”


  • Lady Margaret School (1979 – 1984)
  • St Paul’s Girls’ School (1984 – 1986)
  • Durham University (1986 – 1989)
  • College of Law, London (1990 – 1991)


Tanya joined Goodman Derrick in 1991 as a trainee, becoming partner in 2000. Tanya is head of the firm's corporate department.

Out of the office

In her spare time Tanya enjoys sailing.