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Tim Penny QC

Call: 1988    QC: 2016

+44 (0)20 7306

Practice Overview

Tim has a strong commercial and chancery litigation practice, specialising in the areas of commercial fraud, shareholders and partnership disputes, financial services related claims and breach of confidence, ‘soft’ intellectual property and sports disciplinary disputes.

Tim has a particular expertise in worldwide freezing orders and search orders, and much of his work involves cross-border and conflicts of laws issues. He has been involved in cases dealing with the admissibility of evidence. Tim has also been involved in the leading recent cases on collective investment schemes. He is regularly instructed in high value litigation and has conducted numerous successful High Court trials. He is well used to both leading a team of counsel and solicitors as well as working within a large team, often including solicitors within this jurisdiction and lawyers in other ‘offshore’ jurisdictions.

Tim is ranked in the directories in both commercial chancery and civil fraud.

Chambers and Partners 2020 describes Tim as “extremely user-friendly and has sound judgement. He’s an impressive advocate and very likeable”. “He brings a lot of weight to proceedings, and he makes a huge difference.” Furthermore, he is described as being “bright, determined and supportive. He’s always willing to fight his client’s corner” and is “very persuasive in court and judges like and respect him”. The Legal 500 2020 describes him as “very diligent and thoughtful – he treats every case as if he himself was a party to the litigation”. He is also described as “an outstanding advocate whose charm and sound judgement inspire confidence in clients and court alike”.

Chambers and Partners 2019 describes Tim as having “good expertise, particularly in the financial services area“ and says “he is very good at what he does and the social aspect is there. Clients quickly develop a rapport with him and like his advice”. Furthermore he is “very commercial and a very good team player”, while previous editions describe him as “a walking textbook on injunctions” who is “thorough and diligent”, “user friendly, extremely knowledgeable and particularly good on his feet”.

The Legal 500 2019 notes that Tim is “an excellent fraud lawyer – produces great written work and is excellent on his feet”. Previous editions describe him as “an excellent and accomplished advocate”, who “produces high-quality work, and is diligent, tactical and commercially astute”.