Tim was awarded ‘Chancery Silk of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2023. He is a specialist in high-value multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, WFOs, Search Orders, commercial fraud and asset tracing, shareholder disputes, court-appointed receiverships, banking and financial services related claims, commercial arbitration, breach of confidence, ‘soft’ intellectual property and more recently cryptocurrency disputes.
He has been instructed recently to advise and act in many high-profile commercial cases, including acting for the main defendant and the 17th defendant during a 20-week Commercial Court trial in Suppipat v Narongdej 2023] EWHC 1988 (Comm), a $1Bn claim under Thai law and s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986, for the Bank in Invest Bank v El Husseini  EWHC 2302 (Comm), an important Commercial Court decision concerning enforcement of foreign judgments at common law, for Luxembourg investment funds in a fraud and abuse of process claim in the BVI in VDHI v MBFX (1st instance and Court of Appeal) and for 2 of the 6 defendants In Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank v Shetty & others  EWHC 529 (Comm) – a $1B+ claim arising out of the collapse into administration of NMC Health PLC (2020-2022).
He has been involved in a number of important recent cases in the developing area of receiverships by way of equitable execution and cross-border recognition of court appointed receivers, including being retained by English Court Appointed Receivers in litigation in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and he is the author of the chapter on cross-border recognition of court appointed receivers in Kerr & Hunter on Receivers and Administrators, 21st Edition. He has also been involved in many of the leading recent cases on collective investment schemes in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. During the COVID lockdown, he obtained a diploma in Cryptocurrency at LSE, and has been instructed recently on fraud claims involving the misappropriation of cryptocurrency, including the leading case on crypto trust claims, Wang v Darby  Bus L.R 121.
Tim is called to the Bar in the BVI, and regularly litigates not only in the London Commercial Court and the BVI but also in Cayman and other offshore jurisdictions. Tim is ranked in the directories in both commercial chancery and civil fraud.