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Higgs & Johnson litigation partner, Tara Cooper Burnside, has returned to practice at the firm after recently completing a six-month commission as an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas (sitting in the Civil and sitting in the Civil and Commercial Divisions).

Her appointment follows an established tradition at Higgs & Johnson of public service.

Tara specialises in civil and commercial disputes, cross-border insolvencies and financial services regulation. She is also a Fellow of INSOL International.

Tara is active in the community and has served on numerous boards and committees including The Bahamas Constitutional Reform Commission and the Bahamas Supreme Court Liquidation Rules Committee. She is a former Associate Tutor and a Course Director in Civil Procedure and Practice at the Eugene Dupuch Law School and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AML Food Ltd and the Editorial Board of the Electronic Newsletter of INSOL International.

Upon return from her appointment as an Acting Justice, Tara said: “It was an honour and privilege to serve the public as a member of the judiciary. I am better for it both professionally and personally.”

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