Tara Archer-Glasgow is a highly experienced dispute resolution lawyer with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial litigation including banking and compliance, employment, company law, admiralty law and industrial property. Tara is a partner at Higgs & Johnson and Leads the firm's asset recovery unit. She chairs the intellectual property group and is co-chair of the marketing and business development committee of the firm.
Tara regularly appears as counsel in many complex and high value cases in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and has also appeared before the Privy Council in England. She 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.
Tara recently and successfully represented an international cruise line company against numerous claims involving a dispute between shareholders, fraud and the wrongful restriction of access to sale proceeds valued in excess of $20 million. She also acted in a bankruptcy matter for an international commercial bank that was a creditor to a wealthy individual owing in excess of €40,000,000 ; and currently sits on the creditor's committee. She acted as co-counsel in a landmark court action which clarified the principle of freedom of contract to limit liability in commercial maritime agreements in cases involving collisions or allisions globally.
Tara is recognised as 'an experienced, well regarded and accomplished litigator' in Chambers Global and listed as a 'recommended lawyer' by The Legal 500 Caribbean. Clients speak highly of Tara, reporting that she is 'client-friendly, accessible, knowledgeable and gets the job done.' According to Client Choice Awards, she provides 'accurate, in-depth and well researched advice.' Considered an asset recovery specialist by Who's Who Legal, Tara is a 'favourite among clients who describe her as very professional, approachable and as an experienced attorney within the high valued commercial litigation arena.'
Tara is actively involved the International Bar Association (IBA) serving as Vice-Chair of the poverty and social development subcommittee and is the past Chair of the Consumer Litigation Committee. She is also a former law lecturer at the University of The Bahamas. Tara is often invited to share, as a speaker, her expertise at international and local conferences and to provide motivational talks to young persons, particularly young women, in the community.