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Tamara is Counsel in the Dispute Resolution practice of Appleby in the British Virgin Islands office. Her practice area spans a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters including asset recovery, cross-border insolvency, fraud and shareholder disputes. Tamara also advises clients in relation to the enforcement of security and restructuring.

Tamara appears regularly in the Commercial Division of the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Appleby, she practiced in another International Law Firm in the British Virgin Islands.

Work Highlights


  • Appeared unled in the lower court and before the Court of Appeal to successfully defend an application to set aside a statutory demand issued on the basis of an unenforced foreign arbitral award (Vendort Traders Inc v Evrostroy Grupp LLC). The Court of Appeal’s decision was upheld on appeal to the Privy Council.
  • Acting for defendants in a substantial unlawful means conspiracy fraud claim and, in an application to challenge service and jurisdiction (SGS Universal Investment Holdings Limited & ors v Domidias Limited & ors)
  • Appearing for the majority UBO in a BVI company to obtain a receivership order in respect of the shares held by the nominee for the purpose of applying for the appointment of provisional liquidators, where those in control of the company had wrongfully dealt with assets belonging to the company and related companies valued at over $500 million
  • Appearing for a BVI company in respect of a derivative claim brought by a shareholder for breach of duty, unjust enrichment, knowing assistance and knowing receipt (Kathryn Fong v Incredible Power & ors)
  • Appearing in complex commercial litigation concerning claims to ownership by rival claimants to 25% of the shares of very substantial Chinese pharmaceutical corporation held in a BVI company with allegations of fraudulent misappropriation (Zhao Long & ors v Lunan Pharmaceutical Group Corp & ors)


  • Acting for Russia’s largest private bank in complex commercial litigation concerning the recovery of US$140 million which the bank was fraudulently induced to disburse as loan monies for the purchase of a coal mine.


  • Before the Court of Appeal, appearing for the creditor of a $226 million debt to successful resist an appeal against an order to appoint liquidators over a BVI company which was the indirect holding company of a substantial minority share in a company which owned the strategic port of Vladivostock (Sian International Corporation (in liquidation ) v Halimeda International Ltd.


Tamara is ranked as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in Legal 500 2023.

Qualifications & Education

Tamara is admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and Jamaica (2006)

  • Norman Manley Law School (LEC) (2006)
  • University of the West Indies, B.A. History (2001) and L.L.B (2004)

Memberships & Associations

Tamara is a member of the BVI Bar Association and has served as Second Vice President on the executive board. She is also a member of INSOL International, RISA, IWIRC and the Women’s Offshore Network.

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