Tara defends and prosecutes in all areas of serious criminal law including murder, grievous bodily harm, arson, drugs, fraud and sexual offences whilst also specializing in professional discipline cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct and inquests. Tara also regularly undertakes asylum and immigration cases. Tara has considerable experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses; disadvantaged due to their age, mental health or past traumatic experiences. She is also committed to providing pro bono advice and representation.
Tara defends and prosecutes in all areas of criminal law including murder, rape and sexual assaults, grievous bodily harm, robbery, false imprisonment, drugs, arson and fraud.
Tara has been instructed as a junior in high profile cases including advising the Attorney General in Jersey on matters of disclosure relating to the Curtis Warren trial.
Tara was defence junior in the murder trial of Johnson and others (2014).
Tara is regularly instructed to represent clients in road traffic act cases including those involving fatalities.
Tara also has a particular interest in immigration crime and appearing in challenges by way of judicial review or case stated in a broad range of criminal justice areas.
Tara is regularly instructed to provide advice, representation and advocacy on all aspects of personal immigration, including asylum, human rights, European Union, family, student and nationality applications, as well as in challenges to unlawful detention.
She is also regularly instructed by Bail for Immigration Detainees on a pro bono basis.
Whilst on maternity leave Tara undertook a masters in International Law with a particular focus on International and European Immigration and Asylum Law. She completed her dissertation on the Detention of Asylum Seekers in Europe for which she was awarded a distinction.
She was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Brussels in the summer of 2009 to attend a course on European Immigration and Asylum Law.
Tara wrote and teaches the immigration and asylum course offered at UWE to students on the BPTC.
Tara defends nurses appearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council and at inquests.
Regulatory, Health & Safety and Licensing
"Great with clients and a very confident advocate."
Sharp witted, meticulous and resolute.