Tara Liao廖敏皓大律師

Tara grew up in Guangzhou, China and is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin. She read law in Peking University and passed the PRC National Judicial Examination in 2006. Upon completing her bachelor degree in PRC laws, she received a Scholarship from Herbert Smith (now known as Herbert Smith Freehills) to study common law in the UK and Hong Kong before joining Herbert Smith as a trainee solicitor working in the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices as well as on secondment to a leading international investment bank. She then worked as an assistant solicitor at Kennedys in the Commercial Litigation Department where she gained extensive experience in commercial litigation, regulatory, insurance and professional negligence matters.

Tara began full practice as a barrister in 2015 after completing pupillages with Mr Philip Dykes SC, Mr Richard Khaw SC, Mr Roger Beresford and Mr Derek C.L. Chan.

Tara is developing her practice in a wide range of matters including commercial and company proceedings, insurance, arbitration, employment, land and personal injury cases.



2015 Barrister, Hong Kong
2010-2014 Solicitor, Hong Kong
2006 PRC National Judicial Examination


PCLL, Hong Kong University
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
LLB (PRC laws), Peking University


Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship
Herbert Smith PRC Scholarship
Detailed Practice Areas:

Commercial and company proceedings