Tim specialises in commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on international arbitration, construction and professional liability. Tim has recently completed a two year secondment in Dubai where he worked in the construction and international arbitration department of a market leading law firm. He therefore has significant experience of disputes in the Middle East. With a strong scientific background, Tim is regularly involved in cases with a scientific or technical element involving complex expert evidence.
He is recommended in the Legal 500 for professional liability. He has been described by clients in UK legal directories as “highly responsive and resourceful”, as having “an extremely bright mind” and as an “excellent advocate” with “the potential to rise to the top of the profession”.
Commercial litigation – Tim has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes including those arising from concession agreements for infrastructure projects, project finance and a variety of contractual claims, often involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Tim has particular experience of claims where there are competing proceedings in different jurisdictions and those involving issues of conflict of laws.
International arbitration – Tim has considerable experience of domestic and international arbitrations and has acted in both arbitral proceedings and also in associated court proceedings. Many of his instructions relate to projects in the Middle East. He has been involved in arbitrations conducted under a wide variety of rules including UNCITRAL, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC and ICC. He has particular experience with anti-suit relief in support of arbitration proceedings.
Tim has extensive experience of costs litigation at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal and is regularly instructed in complex detailed assessment proceedings and other hearings where the primary issue is the recoverability of legal costs. He often deals with claims that involve challenges to the solicitor’s retainer, allegations of misconduct (such as alleged failures to mediate) and also claims which deal with insurance issues, particularly involving after the event insurance.
He also is regularly instructed to deal with costs budgeting issues and has been involved in recent high profile proceedings where the appropriate costs budget was considered by the court. He also often deals with wider procedural issues relating to costs, including issues relating to Part 36.