Tim has been practising as a commercial barrister since 1997 and specializes in a wide range of commercial disputes.
He acts in cases of all shapes and sizes, but has particular expertise in large-scale commercial litigation and is regularly instructed by major City law firms in high-value, high-profile cases. The main focus of Tim’s practice in recent years has been on insurance, reinsurance =energy, civil fraud and arbitration, but he also has experience in a number of other areas of commercial law, including shipping, professional negligence, conflicts of laws and general contractual disputes. Many of the cases in which he has been involved combine a number of these areas, and the skills Tim has developed through his frequent involvement in complex, big-ticket commercial cases are readily transferrable to other areas of commercial litigation. Tim is happy to act either on his own or as part of a team, and his ability to work well with others (both solicitors and barristers) is often cited by clients and solicitors as one of his greatest strengths. He also has first-hand experience of working as a solicitor, having spent 18 months working in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s Reinsurance and International Risk team. He is happy to travel abroad for hearings or meetings, and regularly does so when working for clients based outside the UK. Tim is also a CEDR-accredited mediator and has participated in numerous mediations as an assistant mediator and client representative. He has a thorough knowledge of the mediation process, which he is able to bring to bear to assist his clients to resolve their disputes through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.