University College Dublin
England and Wales 1997
Partner in Beale and Company
Main areas of practice
Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2013 (Insurance). Tara is described as having ‘an excellent depth of knowledge' in professional indemnity and coverage matters.
Tara has been a partner with Beale and Company in both London and Dublin. She is now based in Dublin and has substantial experience in a range of contentious and non-contentious Professional Indemnity, Construction and Insurance matters.
She has been involved in a diverse range of professional negligence claims, commercial disputes, claims under directors and officers policies, product liability claims and employment disputes and has experience in large scale high quantum cases involving litigation, mediation and arbitration.
Tara acts for professionals and their professional indemnity insurers in a wide range of claims including claims against solicitors, architects, valuers, financial advisors, insurance brokers, engineers and surveyors. She has close links with professionals and their representative bodies and is often instructed on uninsured and non-contentious matters. She also advises on risk management and claims avoidance.
Tara is also frequently instructed to provide coverage advice to both Irish and International insurers and advises on insurance disputes.
She has worked both in private practice and in-house with two of Ireland and the UK's leading insurers. This has provided her with invaluable experience of the insurance industry, the important issues for the industry, risk management and assessment and the very real commercial issues associated with claims handling.
Tara has substantial experience in multi party claims, claims handling and case managed litigation and has had many cases reported at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court.