Ms Tara Frater

Membership category: Full Member i

'TEP' status denotes full membership of STEP and is the top level of STEP membership. TEPs are fully qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience. They can use the letters 'TEP' after their name. TEPs must adhere to STEP's Code of Professional Conduct.

Prior Park

Telephone: +1 246-537-4159
Practice Areas: Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Cross-border estates, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate, International client, Digital assets
Add to favourites
FT Legal
STEP Barbados
Barbados Branch Committee
Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Cross-Border Estates | Digital Assets | International Client | Mental Capacity


Tara E. Frater is the Principal and Founder of FT Legal, a boutique legal practice and consulting service based in Barbados serving clients seeking to do business in the Caribbean.


Tara 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.


She is an experienced attorney at law with over 15 years of experience working at leading firms in international financial services centres in the Caribbean, such as Walkers and Harney Westwood & Riegels in the British Virgin Islands. She moved on from Lex Caribbean, a firm based in Barbados, as a Partner in 2019 to found FT Legal.  She has lectured in various fora on legal issues and her speaking engagements include various Caribbean and Latin American conferences hosted by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and other organisations. 


Tara actively engages on issues affecting the international financial services sector in the Caribbean and serves as the Chairperson of the STEP Barbados Branch and is a former Director of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA). 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.  She has keen interest in cryptocurrencies and the transformative potential of blockchain technology.


Tara is a passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurship and technology as a catalyst for the development of the Caribbean and advocates for youth empowerment in this context.



Users are not authorised to use the Directory for any purpose other than that set out in the disclaimer.