Zara specialises in medical law, trusts, estates and relationship property law, and has practised in these areas since 1996.
Zara has appeared in the Family Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Recent examples of cases in which she has been involved include Jay v Jay  NZCA 445 and Tod v Tod  NZHC 528. She is available to be instructed in respect of court proceedings, to provide opinions, or for mediations.
Prior to going to the bar, Zara was a senior solicitor in Russell McVeagh's Auckland litigation department.
Zara has also taught the litigation component of the College of Law's professionals course, and has been involved with the College since 2004. She is a member of the Auckland Medico-Legal Society.