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Higgs & Johnson
P.O. BOX N-3247

Work Department



Global Managing Director


Chair of Litigation; Practice areas include:- Commercial Litigation, including banking and business disputes; Industrial relations and Employment Law; International Finance and Civil Litigation; Maritime and Admiralty Law. Appeared as Counsel in international cases including:- Slim America, Inc.; Premium Sales Corporation; Globe-X Canadiana and Globe-X Management; Americas International Bank (In Liquidation); Debtworks, Inc, and Suisse Security Bank & Trust and as Junior Counsel in Grupo Torras. Acted in various matters including:- a $22 million damages claim relating to the allision of a bulk crude oil tanker with a terminal jetty; and a project related to the $32 million restoration of a production facility.


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; Bahamas Bar Association; International Bar Association


John Abbott College, Quebec, Canada (D.E.C.); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (B.A.); School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (LL.B.) (Hons.) London, England. Served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Bahamas Bar Association and the Arbitration Tribunal; Acted as advisor to the Nassau Tourism & Development Board and on the Board of Directors of The Bridge Authority and St Andrew’s School.

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

Fielding an ‘innovative, responsive and diverse‘ team, the litigation practice at Higgs & Johnson acts for a range of local and global clients in cross-border litigation and asset recovery work, trust claims, banking disputes, insolvencies, employment litigation and tax mandates, as well as handling alternative dispute resolution methods including arbitration proceedings. Tara Archer-Glasgow heads up the team and is praised by clients as ‘an excellent litigator‘ who is ‘willing to go the extra mile to ensure that her clients receive the best representation and legal remedies available‘. Other contributors to the practice include senior partner Philip Dunkley KC, firm co-managing partner Oscar Johnson, Jr. KC, Vann Gaitor, trust and estate claim specialist Leroy Smith, industrial relations and employment law expert Karen Brown, Audley Hanna and associate Keith Major.