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

"We dealt with Tanya Shillingford who we found to be extremely helpful, pragmatic and efficient in providing us with the specialist advice we needed and would not hesitate in recommending her to others." - Legal 500, 2020

“Tanya Shillingford has a good eye for detail in complex negotiations” - Legal 500 2019


  • 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.