Tanya Goddard is an attorney-at-law with fifteen years in private practice. Her practice is in the civil law arena where she engages in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Ms. Goddard began her career in law in 2005 when she held the position of associate with a prestigious law firm in Barbados. In 2009, Ms. Goddard attended the University of York (Osgoode) where she completed a LLM in International Business Law. This enabled her to further her knowledge in the areas of trade law, international commercial law, bankruptcy & insolvency, securities regulation, international trade law, development finance and international commercial arbitration.
After her return to Barbados in 2010, Ms. Goddard developed a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). As a result, she obtained her certification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArb) and is an accredited mediator Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). Tanya is also qualified as a Court–annexed mediator with the Supreme Court of Barbados which supplements Tanya’s belief in the role of ADR in the administration of justice and that ADR is an under-utilized procedure by which parties may resolve disputes.
Ms. Goddard’s involvement in professional organisations complements her effectiveness. She is a member of several organisations including the Barbados Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Barbados Chapter Executive Committee, Young ICSID, Young Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre(Y-SVAMC), the International Fiscal Associations (IFA) and Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA).
University Of York (Osgoode)
Activities & Affiliations
▪ Barbados Bar Association
▪ Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
▪ Young ICSID
▪ Young Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Y-SVAMC)
▪ International Fiscal Association (IFA)
▪ Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Association (BESLA)