Timothy is currently away from Chambers and is not available to accept instructions.
The early years of his practice centred upon shipping disputes. During this time he obtained a broad range of experience covering all aspects of shipping and shipping related work. In 1991 he was appointed standing counsel to the Treasury Solicitor in Admiralty and Shipping matters. He has been instructed in many major marine casualties including the capsize of the “Herald of Free Enterprise”, the loss of the “Derbyshire”, the structural failure of the “MSC Napoli” and the groundings of the “Sea Empress” and the “Rena”. Today his practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes concerning such matters as international trade, shipping, ship building, energy, off-shore construction, insurance (both marine and non-marine), sale of goods, commercial fraud, commercial contracts and jurisdiction. He regularly appears as an advocate in the Commercial and Admiralty Court in London and in commercial arbitrations. He has appeared in the House of Lords, the Supreme Court and in the European Court. He has acted as an expert witness on English Law in connection with foreign proceedings. Such work has included written opinions relating to the avoidance of contractual obligations on the grounds of illegality, the validity of ship’s mortgages and the meaning and effect of P&I Club Rules.