Tim has a busy criminal practice both prosecuting and defending. He is a specialist in financial crime and is currently instructed by the SFO in a high profile matter awaiting trial at Southwark Crown Court.
As grade 4 counsel, Tim prosecutes serious and complex cases for the CPS, frequently as a leading junior. His experience encompasses cases brought by HMRC, the HSE, BIS (now BEIS) and The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as well as serious violent crime.
Tim is instructed in defence work around the country and has considerable experience of defending in matters including fraud, money laundering and large-scale drugs trials.
Tim has expertise in dealing with stand-alone applications relating to cash and asset forfeiture, confiscation and preventative orders such as sexual harm prevention orders. He advises the police and prosecution agencies in the sensitive areas of search warrants and legal professional privilege, e.g. for the LIBOR investigation, and relating to terrorism suspects and mutual legal assistance.
Since the start of 2016, Tim has prosecuted to conviction two multi-handed shooting / firearms cases investigated by the Met’s Trident Gang Crime Command, leading to very substantial sentences for the offenders. Tim is adept at dealing with cases involving reluctant witnesses, difficult PII matters and sensitive material.
Tim is an established business crime specialist, having been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office since 2005. He has particular expertise dealing with cases with an international dimension, and in which there are related civil proceedings. Tim also advises and acts for individuals and companies, where his experience of prosecuting enables him to give clients well-informed and realistic advice.
Regulatory and Disciplinary work is an established area of Tim’s practice. He has represented organisations and individuals in tribunals, including the disciplinary committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as in the criminal courts in relation to environmental offences, food safety regulation, licensing and health and safety breaches. Tim is authorised to accept instructions where appropriate directly from the public.
LL.B (Hons) Sheffield
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
SFO panel A counsel: prosecutions (2017)
SFO panel A counsel: proceeds of crime (2017)
CPS grade 4 prosecutor and specialist fraud panel member (2016)
Deputy District Judge (2012)
Middle Temple advocacy trainer (2010)
Pupil supervisor (2006)