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Tim Matthewson

Call: 2014   

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Practice Overview

Tim has a broad commercial chancery practice in line with Chambers’ main practice areas. It encompasses pensions, property, commercial litigation, insolvency, professional negligence and trusts.

Tim frequently appears both in his own right and as part of a team alongside a QC. He enjoys both the advisory and advocacy sides of his practice and has experience of alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Wilberforce, Tim studied Law at Brasenose College, Oxford, and graduated with a first class degree. He was awarded the Wronker Law Prize for placing joint first in the university. He went on to obtain a distinction in the BCL and an outstanding on the BPTC.

Recent examples of notable work include:

  • Appearing alongside Graeme Halkerston in the High Court in Cooke v Parker [2017] EWHC 1028 (Ch.), an application for the discharge of receivers appointed over a solvent company for breach of the duty of full and frank disclosure.
  • Acting as junior counsel for the trustee in relation to proceedings for a Financial Support Direction, which is currently being reheard before the Upper Tribunal.
  • Acting as sole counsel in relation to a claim about the beneficial ownership of a family home.
  • Instructed for target companies in relation to proceedings for a Contribution Notice and Financial Support Direction brought by the Pensions Regulator.
  • Instructed alongside Paul Newman QC in relation to a claim for rectification of a pension scheme.
  • Acting alongside Tim Penny QC in relation to a claim by a trustee in bankruptcy, which included an application for a freezing injunction.