"Her personable manner and style with clients also extends to her opponents. It's disarming and enables her to achieve results she might not have been able to achieve with a harsher approach."

Chambers & Partners 2020
Tara Tara

Barrister: Tara Vindis

Call:
1996

Education:
LLB, Exeter University; Perse School for Girls, Cambridge

Overview:

Tara has been in practice for nearly 25 years. She started her life at the bar as a general common law practitioner. Tara continues as a civil practitioner specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence, family law and court of protection work. This is a busy mix that provides her with a good balance of advisory work and advocacy. Before specialising she had many years’ experience in the criminal courts and undertook fraud work. Tara has considerable advocacy experience and is skilled in calling and cross-examining professional witnesses of all disciplines. Tara is recognised as being a leading barrister in Chambers UK and the Legal 500, the two main guides to the legal profession.

The crossover in Tara's practice well places her to represent clients in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims and abuse claims for example. Tara is used to dealing with vulnerable clients. Professional clients know her to be approachable and understanding with a diligent and sensible approach to cases.

Tara is also able to be instructed directly by members of the public without them first instructing a solicitor (Direct Access).

Tara regularly lectures and provides professional witness training.

She is well used to working remotely receiving briefs and papers in electronic form. She has conducted many hearings remotely by telephone and using video platforms and is able to hold conferences remotely. Tare has undergone remote access training by the FLBA.  

She holds a Briefed Quality Mark Certification for Barristers 2019 and is fully compliant with GDPR regulations.

Tara sits on Chambers Management Committee.

What the directories say:

  • "As she is extremely well prepared and someone with an eye for detail, her written work is excellent and her cross-examination of witnesses is brilliant." "Her personable manner and style with clients also extends to her opponents. It's disarming and enables her to achieve results she might not have been able to achieve with a harsher approach."Chambers & Partners 2020
  • "An experienced advocate." Legal 500 2020
  • "A real heavyweight barristr who also has a personable manner and style with clients. Tara is excellent in court, gets to the bottom of issues fast, and has authoritative legal knowledge." Chambers & Partners 2019
  • "An excellent advocate." Legal 500 2019
  • "Her attention to detail is fantastic and her cross-examination is always to the point. Her medical negligence background shows in her analysis of details, and she picks things out that others would not." Chambers & Partners 2018
  • "She makes it difficult for opponents and judges to ignore what she says." Legal 500 2017
  • "She's excellent. She has incredible client care, is very sensitive with vulnerable individuals, and is a very good advocate who is particularly skilful in cross-examination." Chambers & Partners 2017

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Family Law:

Tara is a well-respected member of the family bar and has been recognised in Chambers UK  and Legal 500 as a leading barrister in this field. This is a particular achievement as Tara is a dual practitioner, also practising at a high level in the field of personal injury. She is particularly known for the complex public law work she undertakes, instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents and children's guardians.

Many of her cases involve children who have allegedly suffered serious non-accidental injuries involving complicated multi-disciplinary medical issues including causation. Tara’s PI practice means that she is particularly skilled in cases involving complicated medical issues. She also undertakes cases involving alleged sexual abuse and has considerable experience in conducting radicalisation cases. Tara is meticulous and thorough in the written and oral preparation of all of her cases, the outcome of which have profound and often long term importance for the parties involved. She is a skilled and tenacious advocate.

Tara has acted in many cases involving suspected Non Accidental Injuries involving serious skull and eye injuries and limb and rib fractures.

Tara is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and the Association of Lawyers for Children.

Recent cases:

  • Re B B4/2020/0359, Court of Appeal.  Successful appeal on behalf of a father
  • Re A LA v M, F, CDEF [2017] EWHC  1599. Mr Justice Newton. Acting on behalf of the children in a radicalisation case.
  • Re A LA v M, F, CDEF [2016] EWCH 2851.  Mr Justice Newton. Acting on behalf of the children in a radicalisation case.
  • Re A (A child)  [2016] EWCA Civ 820. Court of Appeal. Acting on behalf of the child.
  • London Borough of Redbridge v A, B and E [2016] EWCH 2627. Mr Justice MacDonald. Acting on behalf of the child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Inquests:

Tara is regularly instructed on behalf of families who have suffered bereavement for example as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work including asbestos related deaths, representing them sensitively at such difficult times.

Tara also acts on behalf of Local Authorities and Health Care Providers.

 

Court of Protection:

Tara is a senior member of the Court of Protection team and receives instructions from both local authorities and protected parties in relation to hearings concerning capacity, best interest, welfare  and property and affairs decisions.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence:

Tara has a wide ranging multi-track practice including public liability and employers’ liability claims, claims arising from road traffic accidents and Animals Act claims. Her employers' liability practice encompasses accidents at work, RSI claims and other industrial disease claims. Tara has a particular interest in accidents abroad requiring consideration of European law and jurisdictional issues and regularly lectures and writes about this these subjects.

Tara co-authored the initial editions of MIB claims: Practice and Procedure under the 1999 Agreement and has particular expertise in claims involving the MIB under the Untraced Drivers Agreement aswell as the Uninsured Agreement.

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