Taryn completed her BJuris LLB degree at the University of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) in 2000 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2003, after completing her articles with Webber Wentzel.
During 2006 and 2007 Taryn worked as an attorney at the London firm Slaughter & May.
She returned to South Africa in 2007 to take up a position as a senior associate and then director in the corporate commercial team of ENS Africa.
From 2011 to 2017 Taryn consulted for an independent consultancy, Caveat Legal, before joining Themis at the beginning of 2018.
Taryn specialises in corporate and commercial matters, in particular the Companies Act. She is a director of both Themis Commercial Legal Advisors (Pty) Ltd and Hayes Inc.