Tara is a solicitor advocate who advises on a range of employment issues, both contentious and non-contentious. She is also an employee data protection specialist and has an abundance of experience in advising companies on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Tara’s general non-contentious practice includes drafting employment contracts, secondment agreements, advising on corporate transactions (often involving the application of TUPE) and negotiating employee terminations.
On the contentious side, Tara has acted in a range of Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal, age discrimination and disability discrimination, and High Court claims including breach of contract claims and interim injunction applications.
Tara works across a broad range of sectors, most notably financial services, tech and insurance.
Tara is also qualified to practise in Hong Kong.
- Employment contracts and policies
- Confidential information and restrictive covenants
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Advising recruitment businesses on contracts and business structuring
- Employment status
- Garden leave obligations
- Termination packages for executives and employees
- Workplace disciplinary and grievance issues
- Collective and individual redundancies
- Litigation in the Employment Tribunal
- High Court litigation
- Restructuring and redundancies
- Acted for Société Générale in the Supreme Court case of Raphael Geys v Société Générale, a case on bonuses and employee notice periods which eventually set employment precedent.
- Acted for UBS on successfully obtaining a springboard injunction in the case of UBS Wealth Management v Vestra
- Advised one of the world’s largest container shipping companies on the High Court case of Igal Dafni v CMA CGM (a claim for US$2.2m brought by a former CEO).
- Advised a range of companies on their EU-wide roadmaps for GDPR implementation including:
- Advising on international data transfers and the EU-US Data Privacy Shield;
- Advising on conditions for processing customer data;
- Advising on automated processing and profiling of customers;
- Advising on key backend app features needed to comply with GDPR;
- Drafting and amending customer and employee privacy policies; and
- Advising on whether clients need a DPO.
- Assisted a US real estate company on drafting and rolling out new template employment contracts and employment policies across all of its offices in EMEA.
- Acted on the restructuring of a UK banking group involving the hive-off of retail operations and preparation for an IPO.
- Advised on the employment aspects of the global merger of two animal genetics companies.
- Advised an investment bank on the employment aspects of a HIBOR and SIBOR rate-fixing investigation in Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Advised a UK retail bank on the employment aspects of an internal investigation into mis-selling interest rate hedges.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Named in the APAC Chambers legal directory as an “associate to watch” and described as “particularly rated for her expertise in contentious issues in the employment field”.
Tara qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2018, she worked at Herbert Smith Freehills.