The Partners of Higgs & Johnson are pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Cooper Burnside as one of His Majesty’s Counsel. Such appointment is the highest honour in the legal profession and it recognizes Tara’s demonstrated leadership in the legal profession through distinguished legal service, exceptional competence, professionalism and integrity. She is one of only four women to be included among the King’s Counsel appointments this year, and one of 10 women to have been appointed King’s Counsel in The Bahamas.

Tara serves as Deputy Chair of Higgs & Johnson’s Insolvency, Corporate Restructuring and Financial Services practice groups. She is a Fellow of INSOL (an international association of restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy professionals) and has extensive litigation experience with particular expertise in financial services and insolvency. Additionally, Tara is a former Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and has served as a member of the Constitutional Reform Commission and a Tutor at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.

Senior Partner, Philip C. Dunkley, K.C., in congratulating Tara noted,

“Her appointment is a reflection of her hard work, commitment and dedication to her practice. It also demonstrates that she is an elite advocate, well-equipped to deal with the most complex cases. I am pleased to personally welcome Tara to the ranks of the Inner Bar.”

This year Higgs & Johnson is celebrating 75 years of providing trusted legal advice and outstanding service to its clients. We are proud to now have three of His Majesty’s Counsel in our litigation practice (Philip C. Dunkley, K.C., Oscar N. Johnson, Jr. K.C. and newly appointed Tara Cooper Burnside, K.C.).

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