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Higgs & Johnson
P.O. BOX N-3247

Work Department

Litigation and Intellectual Property


Tara supervises the Asset Recovery Unit and chairs the Intellectual Property group. She is a highly experienced Dispute Resolution lawyer with more than 21 years of legal experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, with a particular focus on banking and compliance, employment, company law and admiralty law. She regularly appears as counsel or co-counsel in many important cases in all of the courts of The Bahamas and has appeared before the Privy Council in England. Tara provides legal advice to individuals, major financial service providers and global corporations regarding multi-jurisdictional litigation, shareholder disputes, fraud, asset-tracing and internal operations. She has assisted clients in the tracing and recovery of millions of dollars, and represents clients in franchise and intellectual property disputes.


Partner since 2006; Called to the bars of England & Wales and The Bahamas in 1998; Ranked as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2016 – 2018; Vice Chair of the Poverty & Social Development Sub-committee; Former chair of the Consumer Litigation Committee of the IBA; Former part-time lecturer at University of The Bahamas.


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn;
Bahamas Bar Association;
International Bar Association;
Center for International Legal Studies.


College of The Bahamas (A.A. – Economics) (Hons);
University of Western Ontario (B.A. – Finance & Economics);
University of Essex (LL.B.) (Hons);
Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Tara Archer-GlasgowHiggs & Johnson

Higgs & Johnson’s ‘great, innovative team’ is consistently active in the jurisdiction’s largest cases, acting for a variety of local and international clients at all court levels up to the Supreme Court. The practice is particularly well regarded for its expertise in cross-border litigation, banking and financial services claims, and insolvency and employment disputes; it also fields distinct teams for asset recovery work, trust litigation and tax cases, and is increasingly active in arbitration proceedings. Tara Archer-Glasgow leads the department and attracts effusive praise from clients, who single her out as ‘a smart litigation lawyer, who is punctual, concise and well organised, with a great personality’. Further key names in the practice include team deputy chair Karen Brown, who excels in employment law; senior partner Philip Dunkley KC and firm co-managing partner Oscar Johnson, Jr. KC; ‘great lawyer with great judgementTara Cooper Burnside KC, who was appointed King’s Counsel in 2023; and Leroy Smith, who specialises in trust and estate litigation. Keith Major and Rhyan Elliott are the key names at senior associate level.

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