Tara grew up in Guangzhou, China and is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin. She read law in Peking University and passed the PRC National Judicial Examination. Upon completing her bachelor degree in PRC laws, she received a Scholarship from Herbert Smith (now known as Herbert Smith Freehills) to study common law in the UK and Hong Kong before joining Herbert Smith as a trainee solicitor working in the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices as well as on secondment to a leading international investment bank. She then worked as an assistant solicitor at Kennedys in the Commercial Litigation Department where she gained extensive experience in commercial litigation, regulatory, insurance and professional negligence matters.
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.
Tara is developing her practice in a wide range of matters including commercial injunctions, arbitration, shareholders’ disputes, winding up and bankruptcy proceedings, defamation, competition, land, trust, insurance and regulatory cases.
- 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)
Irregular general meeting/resolutions – Chairman’s exercise of power -determination of membership
Non-recourse loan agreement – commercial fraud – proprietary injunction – ancillary disclosure order
Alleged market sharing & price sharing – economic efficiency defence
Defamation – qualified privilege – malice – attribution of malice
Surrogacy – parental order
Shareholders dispute – unfair prejudice – conspiracy to defraud/injure – breach of fiduciary duties – interim injunction
Fraud/breach of fiduciary duties -Mareva/proprietary injunction – receivership
Director’s right to inspect documents – mandatory injunction
Securities fraud – appointment of provisional liquidators
The University of Hong Kong v Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co Ltd & another,  1 HKLRD 536, HCMP 2801/2015, 30 November 2015
Interim injunction – breach of confidence – freedom of speech – public interest
Registration and enforcement of a Mainland Judgment under the Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Arrangement) Ordinance (CAP.597)
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawFamily LawLand and Property LawRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries