Tim's practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is regularly instructed in complex, multi-jurisdictional and high value commercial disputes, which often involves allegations of fraudulent wrongdoing, raises issues of private international law or requires applications for urgent injunctive relief. Tim has particular experience of, and interest in, financial services and energy disputes, and equally enjoys working as a member of a larger team or as sole Counsel.

Tim's recent instructions include:

  • Republic of Mozambique fraud proceedings. These are substantial multiple consolidated proceedings in the Commercial Court involving allegations of fraudulent wrongdoing against former government officials of the Republic of Mozambique, Credit Suisse, VTB and Privinvest (among others) and concerns liability under US$2billion worth of sovereign guarantees allegedly procured by corruption. Tim acts for three secondary market purchasers in these claims (led by Michael Bloch KC). 
  • Re [several investment fund companies]. These are proceedings issued in the Cayman Islands, BVI, English Commercial Court and LCIA arbitration involving a dispute between shareholders of an investment fund. It is alleged that serious misconduct (including conspiracy, breach of directors’ duties and misrepresentation) has occurred in connection to US$500 million investments (led by Andrew Hunter KC, Tom Weisselberg KC and Victoria Windle KC).

Before coming to the Bar, Tim was Associate to the Hon. Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. 




Tim acts in a broad range of commercial disputes both in the civil courts and by way of arbitration. He is currently instructed on several high-value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes involving allegations of fraudulent wrongdoing and unlawful means conspiracy. His work involves acting for multinational clients and sovereign states across different industry sectors. 


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Tim acts in a broad range of international arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC or HKIAC rules.  He has also been involved in advising on the enforcement of arbitral awards and anti-suit injunctions in aid of arbitral proceedings.  


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Tim is developing a strong offshore practice in the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Bermuda. Such disputes often involve parallel foreign proceedings in the English courts or in arbitration. 



Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (University of Melbourne), Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)

Scholarships and Prizes

  • Allan Myers Oxford Law Faculty Scholarship (for studying the BCL)
  • Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship (for studying the BCL)
  • University of Melbourne National Scholarship (for undergraduate studies)
  • Trinity College National Scholarship 
  • Melbourne Law School Valedictorian Prize
  • Lord Florey Australian Student Prize

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