Tim specialises in competition litigation which is international in scope and acts on behalf of both businesses and consumers. He is highlighted as a global leader in Who’s Who Legal for his Competition – Plaintiff expertise. In January 2022, he was promoted to Partner in London where his practice covers a range of EU and UK competition law issues.
Tim has implemented highly effective litigation strategies resulting in multimillion-dollar recoveries. His focus is on both cartel and abuse of dominance cases, and he manages all forms of group and individual action in both the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal, including the CAT’s class action regime. Working with specialist insurers and litigation funders, Tim assists clients to resolve claims via litigation or alternative forms of dispute resolution whilst minimising costs. Tim regularly delivers seminars and speaks at conferences on competition issues.
As an English qualified barrister, Tim has over 15 years’ experience of commercial law, procedure and advocacy in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and a range of other courts and specialist tribunals. He is fluent in French and conducts client meetings and negotiations in French.
Tim has acted for and against multinational companies located in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, in disputes arising in the automotive, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail and technology sectors. In the automotive sector, he acts for several carmakers in cartel damages claims against automotive parts manufacturers. In the financial services sector, he has particular expertise in prosecuting claims on behalf of asset management firms, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other key stakeholders, against banks that manipulated key financial benchmarks such as LIBOR, EURIBOR and in the FX markets.
MA (Hons) in English Literature and French, The University of Edinburgh
CPE Diploma in Law, City University, London
Legal Practice Course, City University, London
Barrister, England and Wales, 2005
Member - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Member - Competition Law Association (CLA)
Member - The Law Society – Competition Section
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Tim is recognised as a 'key lawyer'. - Competition Litigation, 2023
Who's Who Legal
Recognised as a Global Leader for Competition Plaintiff in the 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal ‘Global Leaders 2021’.
Recognised as a Global Leader for Competition Plaintiff in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal ‘Global Leaders 2020’.
In the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions, Tim has been highlighted as a global leader for his Plaintiff Competition expertise.