Tim has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses all Chambers' main areas of work, with a particular focus on public international law, public and regulatory matters, competition, and commercial law. He is based in Hong Kong where he has established a formidable reputation as a leading junior, with particular recognition for his public law work. 

Tim commenced practice in England and Wales in March 2018 on completion of his six-month pupillage in Chambers, having been called to the Bar in 2017. Tim was admitted as a barrister in Hong Kong in 2009, where he is a member of Temple Chambers. He is ranked as an ‘up and coming’ junior in Chambers Global, which describes him as "one of the best public law juniors around". He is also listed as a 'Global Elite Thought Leader' by Who's Who Legal. He is highly ranked for his Administrative and Public Law, Competition Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution expertise in Legal 500's Hong Kong Bar rankings, as well as for Commercial Dispute Resolution and Administrative Law in Chambers & Partners Greater China Region. 

Highlight cases

Public International Law:

  • Infinger v The Hong Kong Housing Authority [2023] HKCA 1178
  • Harjang Singh v Secretary for Security and Another [2022] HKCA 781
  • The Deputy Registrar of the Cayman Islands and the Attorney General of the Cayman Islands v Day (Chantelle) and Bush (Vickie Bodden) CICA No. 9 of 2019

Public & Regulatory:

  • Kattina Anglin v The Governor of the Cayman Islands CICA (Civil) Appeal No. 6 of 2022, 4 July 2023 (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal)
  • Tam Sze Leung & Ors v Commissioner of Police [2023] 2 HKLRD 839 (Court of Appeal)
  • Kezerashvili v Georgia Application No. 11027/22 (European Court of Human Rights
  • Day & Bush v The Governor of the Cayman Islands & Anor [2022] UKPC 6 (Privy Council)


  • Apple Inc & Ors v Competition and Markets Authority Authority [2023] UKCAT 29 (UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, currently on appeal to the EWCA)
  • Competition Commission v Linde (HKO) Limited & Ors [2022] HKCT 3 (and [2021] 5 HKLRD 175)
  • Competition Commission v Gray Line Tours of Hong Kong Limited & Ors [2023] HKCT 7 (and [2023] HKCT 2; [2022] HKCT 3)


  • HKIAC Arbitration (confidential)
  • SIAC Arbitration (confidential)
  • A v B [2023] 1 HKLRD 144 (Court of First Instance)
  • AB v X & Ors [2022] HKCFI 132 (Court of First Instance)



Public International Law

Tim accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' public international law practice. 


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Tim accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' competition law practice. 


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Tim accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' commercial law practice. 


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  • Whewell Scholarship in International Law, University of Cambridge (2014)
  • E. M. Burnett Prize, University of Cambridge (2014)
  • Hollond-Whittaker Studentship in Law, Trinity College, Cambridge (2015 - )
  • Bar Scholarship, awarded by the Chief Justice of the Hong Kong SAR (2009)
  • Baxter Prize, Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (World's Best Memorial) (2006)
  • Best Oralist, Asia Cup International Humanitarian Law Moot (2006)


  • Richard Gordon QC and Johnny Mok SC, Judicial Review in Hong Kong (2nd Ed), LexisNexis, Hong Kong, 2014. Contributing author (6 chapters).
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong: Administrative Law, 2nd Ed., 2011 Reissue, Vol. 1, (LexisNexis, Hong Kong, 2011). Sole author.
  • “Trials in Absentia at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Incompatibility with International Human Rights Law”, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 8, No. 2, (Oxford University Press, May 2010), co-author with W. Jordash. 
  • Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (2nd Edition), Thomson Reuters Hong Kong, 2011, Contributing Editor: Chapter 11 (Nuisance) and Chapter 12 (Rylands v Fletcher Liability).

  • Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on International Law
  • Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs
  • Hong Kong Competition Commission, Panel of External Counsel
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator


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