Tania Clapham
Tania Clapham

Job Title

Partner & Head of Department

Direct Number

01903 706983

Email Address


01903 229172


Management Board

Wills, Trusts and Probate Services

Tania Clapham


I am the Head of the Private Client Department and a solicitor specialising in Estate Administration, Trusts, Will-drafting and Powers of Attorney.

I enjoy assisting clients with dealing with the complexities of estate administration, especially where trusts are involved, and advising Executors of Administrators as to their duties and personal responsibilities to prevent potential liabilities arising.  I also advise beneficiaries about their options, in light of an inheritance, including the benefits of variations to the estate.

I am a full member of STEP and an accredited member of the Association of Lifetime Lawyers.

I graduated from Staffordshire University with an Honours Degree in Business Studies and then went on to study law and obtain a distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Guildford.  Having grown up in Ferring and still living in the Worthing area, I have a wealth of local knowledge.


Recent Cases

I assisted the executor in dealing with the estate of his late father who owned a property which was in his sole name.  However, I established that the property had in fact been left in part in Trust by his late wife, who passed away many years before, but the gentleman had not dealt with the legal issues of establishing the Trust at the time.  I then contacted her children and subsequently dealt with the sale of the property and the distribution of funds between the Trust and the estate.  This case highlights the need to ensure that the assets of the first of a couple to pass away are dealt with at the time, and that any Trusts mentioned are properly constituted.

I also dealt with the estate of a lady who passed away leaving a Will that was many years old.  The Testatrix had left the estate to a charity that no longer existed.  I conducted a search of the Certainty National Wills Register to establish if a later Will had been made, which it had not.  I therefore traced and then assisted the named executor in the Will and was involved with tracing the correct charity and that the funds were used as the Testatrix would have liked.   This case highlights the importance of making sure that every person keeps their Wills up to date, specially if charities have amalgamated or changed, and named executors have moved on.

Areas of Expertise


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