Tim is a barrister sole. 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, becoming a solicitor qualified in England and Wales, 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, becoming a solicitor and barrister qualified in New South Wales. He moved to New Zealand in 2005. After 5 years qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, practising from LeeSalmonLong in Auckland, he commenced his own practice in 2010.
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.
Tim remains a solicitor qualified in England and Wales and is a Senior Counsel for a London firm: Ignition Law. Ignition Law is a unique entrepreneurial law firm providing specialist corporate, commercial and employment advice to start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs. Through the firm, he can offer English commercial law services of these types to New Zealand entities, as well as continuing to advise Ignition Law’s clients.