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Tanya Summers

Tanya Summers



Solicitor LLB (Hons) Law from De Montfort University, Leicester and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School.

Tanya qualified as a solicitor in 2015. She has extensive experience (prior to qualifying) of dealing with large scale litigation on complex matters involving a significant number of Claimants. She has over 4 years’ experience of working in an Employment Law role for the largest Local Authority in Europe, Birmingham City Council. She assisted (on behalf of the Respondent) with defending High Profile cases against the Local Authority and was involved in the preparation of the Birmingham City Council v Abdulla & Ors [2012] UKSC 47 case which went to the Supreme Court. 

Tanya gained advocacy experience prior to qualification using the delegated powers to appear on the council’s behalf under the Local Government Act 1972. As part of her Training Contract at Leicester City Council, she acted as the legal representative providing legal advice to School Appeals Panels and Licensing Committees and appeared before the Family Court and Magistrates Court.

Tanya advises both individuals and business clients on employment matters and various types of litigation and dispute resolution matters. Tanya has three years post qualification experience and she also dealt with Settlement Agreements in her role as Legal Officer for at least two years prior to qualification.

Tanya adopts a problem solving approach to meeting client’s needs and is approachable, down to earth and friendly.


Embracing new experiences (ticking off the bucket list)
Watching films 
Fine dining
Spending quality time with family (sailing where possible/swimming/Sunday lunches/walking)
Socialising with friends
Fundraising for various charities (5K Race for Life/10K Movember/Samaritan’s Shoebox appeal) 


"Great, swift service. Would look to use you and Rutherfords LLP in the future" Matthew Crockett





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