Tara O’Halloran

Year of call 2015

CClerk

Jack Wheeler
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Tara is developing a broad practice in all areas of Chambers’ expertise with particular focus on employment, personal injury and clinical negligence.

 

  • Employment: Tara acts for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal and has a particular interest in employment status, unfair dismissal and healthcare related disputes. She was recently before Sir Brian Langstaff in the EAT in the successful representation of a Claimant in a sham contract claim against Jordanian and British companies. She has also appeared in a number of discrimination, unfair dismissal and victimisation claims on behalf of Claimants and NHS Trusts. Tara has assisted the British Medical Association and members of Chambers in their representation of Dr Eva Carneiro against Jose Mourinho & Chelsea F.C.

 

  • Personal Injury/Inquests: Tara regularly appears in high value fast track trials involving accidents at work, occupiers’ liability and defective product cases. She recently drafted submissions on behalf of an interested party for the inquests into the Westminster and London Bridge Terrorist Attacks. Tara also represented a family in a jury inquest into the death of a lift worker crushed to death on a Ferry. The remaining interested parties were represented by Queen’s Counsel and senior juniors. Read more about the case here.

 

  • Clinical Negligence: Tara has experience in all aspects of clinical negligence law. Recent work includes advising on claims for delay in diagnosis of a knee infection, mismanagement of bladder care during labour and delivery, and psychiatric harm caused by the release of a voluntary inpatient. Tara also regularly appears in CMCs and CCMCs on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

 

Prior to joining chambers, Tara read English Literature & Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin where she was an active member of the debating and Gaelic football teams. She has maintained her love of sport and currently plays for Leyton Orient.

 

Academics

English Literature & Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (First Class)

Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London (Comm.)

BPTC, Kaplan Law School, London (VC)

 

Scholarships

Lord Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple

Trinity College, Dublin Entrance Exhibition Award

 

Awards

2014, Semi-Finalist, European Court of Human Rights Moot, Strasbourg (Captain)

2010, Winner, UCD IV N. Debating Competition, University College Dublin

2010, Finalist, Philosophical Society M. Debating Competition, Trinity College Dublin

2006, Irish Representative, Harvard Model United Nations Conference

2006, Winner, Model United Nations National Final


Tara has represented children with SEN in a variety of successful appeals against local authorities in the SEND tribunal and on behalf of IPSEA. She brings a soft but robust approach to the parents' case and is well-versed in handling healthcare experts and teaching staff in conference and in tribunal. Tara has also drafted appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

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Tara is developing a broad practice in all areas of Chambers’ expertise with particular focus on employment, personal injury and clinical negligence.

 

  • Employment: Tara acts for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal and has a particular interest in employment status, unfair dismissal and healthcare related disputes. She was recently before Sir Brian Langstaff in the EAT in the successful representation of a Claimant in a sham contract claim against Jordanian and British companies. She has also appeared in a number of discrimination, unfair dismissal and victimisation claims on behalf of Claimants and NHS Trusts. Tara has assisted the British Medical Association and members of Chambers in their representation of Dr Eva Carneiro against Jose Mourinho & Chelsea F.C.

 

  • Personal Injury/Inquests: Tara regularly appears in high value fast track trials involving accidents at work, occupiers’ liability and defective product cases. She recently drafted submissions on behalf of an interested party for the inquests into the Westminster and London Bridge Terrorist Attacks. Tara also represented a family in a jury inquest into the death of a lift worker crushed to death on a Ferry. The remaining interested parties were represented by Queen’s Counsel and senior juniors. Read more about the case here.

 

  • Clinical Negligence: Tara has experience in all aspects of clinical negligence law. Recent work includes advising on claims for delay in diagnosis of a knee infection, mismanagement of bladder care during labour and delivery, and psychiatric harm caused by the release of a voluntary inpatient. Tara also regularly appears in CMCs and CCMCs on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

 

Prior to joining chambers, Tara read English Literature & Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin where she was an active member of the debating and Gaelic football teams. She has maintained her love of sport and currently plays for Leyton Orient.

 

Academics

English Literature & Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (First Class)

Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London (Comm.)

BPTC, Kaplan Law School, London (VC)

 

Scholarships

Lord Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple

Trinity College, Dublin Entrance Exhibition Award

 

Awards

2014, Semi-Finalist, European Court of Human Rights Moot, Strasbourg (Captain)

2010, Winner, UCD IV N. Debating Competition, University College Dublin

2010, Finalist, Philosophical Society M. Debating Competition, Trinity College Dublin

2006, Irish Representative, Harvard Model United Nations Conference

2006, Winner, Model United Nations National Final


Tara has represented children with SEN in a variety of successful appeals against local authorities in the SEND tribunal and on behalf of IPSEA. She brings a soft but robust approach to the parents' case and is well-versed in handling healthcare experts and teaching staff in conference and in tribunal. Tara has also drafted appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

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