Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawFamily LawLand and Property LawRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries
Tara is ranked as a leading junior (tier 2) in the Commercial Disputes category by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021, and is described as “a very sharp and forceful advocate, a case with her is in safe hands.” She sat as a Deputy District Judge in 2021.
As counsel, Tara appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the District Court and in arbitrations with a focus on commercial injunctions, shareholders’ disputes, company, insolvency, civil fraud, trust and cross-border disputes. She also has experience in land, competition, insurance and regulatory cases. She is a Committee member of HK45, an active young arbitration practitioners group in Asia.
Prior to joining the Bar, she was a solicitor in an international law firm specialising in commercial litigation and regulatory matters. She holds a bachelor degree in PRC laws from Peking University and has passed the PRC National Judicial Examination.
Tara began full practice as a barrister in 2015 after completing pupillages with Mr Philip Dykes SC, Mr Richard Khaw SC, Mr Derek C.L. Chan SC and Mr Roger Beresford.
- Solicitor, Hong Kong S.A.R. (2010 -2014)
- PRC National Judicial Examination
- PCLL, The University of Hong Kong
- Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, UK
- Bachelor of Laws (PRC), Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
- Middle Temple Society Advocacy Scholarship
- Herbert Smith PRC Scholarship
• Contributed to the update on laws on matrimonial finance in the PRC in Chapter 20 of Family Law and Practice in Hong Kong (3rd Edition)
Company and Insolvency
Acropolis Limited & another v W&Q Investment Ltd & others  HKCA 184, HCA 1496/2017, 31 August 2017 (shareholders dispute in a GEM listco – unfair prejudice – conspiracy to defraud/injure – breach of fiduciary duties – interim injunction)
Aeso Holding Limited & others v Chan Siu Chung & others, HCMP 1721/2017, 11 August 2017 (Director’s right to inspect documents – mandatory injunction)
Tsang Woon Ming v Lai Ka Lim & Others (HCCW 407/2016); King’s Glory Educational Centre Limited v Tsang Woon Ming & Others (HCA 33/2017); Nobility School Limited v Tsang Woon Ming & Others  HKCFI 1503 (unfair
prejudice – just and equitable winding up – breach of fiduciary duties)
WHC Limited trading as Wine High Club & others v Hong Kong Wine Chamber of Commerce Limited  HKCFI 2548 (irregular general meeting/resolutions – Chairman’s exercise of power -determination of membership)
Silver Universe Investments Ltd v China Times Securities Limited & ors  HKCFI 834,  HKCFI 153,  HKCA 105 (securities & financing arrangement – breach of trust – civil fraud – proprietary injunction – ancillary
Aeso Holding Limited & another v Chan Siu Chung & others, HCA 1737/2017 & HCMP 1647/2017, 4 September 2017 (civil fraud/breach of fiduciary duties – Mareva/proprietary injunction – receivership)
Grupo Arbulu S L v Likewo (HK) Limited  HKCFI 2896 (Mareva injunction)
The University of Hong Kong v Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co Ltd & another,  1 HKLRD 536 (interim injunction – confidentiality – freedom of speech – public interest)
IPS International Polysacks GMBH v Intersack Holdings Ltd & Others  HKCFI 1336 (stay of unfair prejudice petition in favour of arbitration)
Competition Commission v W. Hing Construction Company Limited  HKLRD 46 (alleged market sharing & price sharing – economic efficiency defence)
Tam Heung Man v Incorporated Owners of Tung Lung Court (Blocks A-F)  HKDC 401 (defamation – qualified privilege – malice – attribution of malice)
Re A & Another  HKCFI 1749 (surrogacy – parental order)
Wu Zuo Cheng v Leung Lai Ching Margaret & others, HCMP 2080/2015, 16 February 2016 (registration and enforcement of a Mainland Judgment under the Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Arrangement) Ordinance (CAP.597))