Tara Frater is a Partner based in the Barbados office of Lex Caribbean, a pan-Caribbean regional law firm.
Tara was a UWI Open Scholar and obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2001 and her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in 2003. She was admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 2003, the British Virgin Islands Bar in 2004, and the Barbados Bar in 2010.
Tara began her career at Harney, Westwood & Riegels, a leading international offshore law firm in the British Virgin Islands, where she practiced in the areas of trusts and estates, corporate and commercial, and litigation. In 2008, Tara moved to Walkers, another leading international offshore law firm, to specialise in trusts and estates law and advised leading onshore law firms, international corporate trustees and high net worth individuals on complex issues relating to the establishment and administration of trusts. Tara presently advises institutional, corporate and private clients and enjoys a diversified international business practice which includes corporate, commercial, trusts and estates and regulatory work. She is a member of the Digital Assets Group of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioner (STEP) and maintains a keen interest in cryptocurrencies, applications of blockchain technology and the issues affecting financial technology businesses generally.
Tara has lectured at various seminars and local and international conferences in Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and Jamaica and has presented assorted papers in this context.
Tara writes regularly and has been published in the STEP Journal, the IFC Review, the Wealth Advisors Handbook, Business Barbados, the Times Special Report on Barbados and the Nation Newspaper. In addition, she enjoys human interest articles and has written such pieces for M-People / MACO Magazine, and the Business BVI Magazine.
Tara serves as the Chairperson of the STEP Barbados Branch, and 2nd Vice President of the Barbados International Business Association. She made the Citywealth IFC Power Women Top 200 List in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, which recognises women of influence in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthropy across international financial centres.