Tim’s practice is in Chancery and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial disputes, property litigation, professional negligence, partnership and insolvency. He is instructed in cases both domestically and internationally.
Tim is called to the Bar in Hong Kong, and has a tenancy at Gilt Chambers, c/o Room 3403, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. He is on the list of Counsel for instruction in civil cases on behalf of the Hong Kong Government.
He is called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean, and has recently done work for Cayman, Swiss, and Isle of Man firms. He is also admitted to practise in the courts of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), and has been called to the Bar of Samoa for the purpose of conducting an appeal before the Court of Appeal there (comprising New Zealand judges).
He sits as an arbitrator, and is an accredited mediator. He is on the Register of Arbitrators in the Chamber of Commerce, Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan. He is qualified to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.
He is recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Directory.
His publications include being a contributing editor to Snell’s Equity; Hill & Redman; and Professional Negligence and Liability.
Terms of Business
The Clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Tim will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Tim accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.
He has travelled and explored extensively (including Africa, South America, the South Pacific, all major cities in China, all countries in the Far East, including North Korea, and Nepal and Iran).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, a member of the Travellers' Club, of the Iran Society and of the Lord Denning Society.
He has taken part in charitable projects in Sierra Leone and in Rwanda and is a member of the Bar Council Special Interest Group on Sierra Leone.
He has spent time in Italy at a specialist international trade firm working on post-Brexit issues.
He has travelled with the Hong Kong Bar Association to teach International Arbitration at Peking University.