Tim is a barrister sole. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales and New Zealand. Having studied law at Brasenose College, Oxford, Tim attended law school at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. From there, he commenced his career at Herbert Smith in London and Hong Kong, before moving to the litigation department of the London branch of US firm, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. After two years there, he moved to Australia where he worked for Freehills and Coudert Brothers in Sydney, before finally moving to New Zealand in 2005. After 5 years as a barrister and solicitor at LeeSalmonLong in Auckland, he commenced his own practice in 2010.
Tim is currently based at Vulcan Building Chambers, Auckland.
Tim advises generally as to commercial and civil litigation,
but particularly specialises in:
- Body corporate and unit title matters
- Contractual disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Insurance disputes and advice
- Negligence (including professional negligence)
- Liquidation and insolvency matters
- Leaky building disputes
- Interim remedies (e.g. injunctions)
- Property litigation
- Trust disputes
Tim has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand Courts.