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Tim Kiely

Tim Kiely

Call: 2014

Tim completed pupillage with chambers successfully in September 2017. He has undertaken work defending and prosecuting in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, with experience across a range of matters including road traffic offences, assaults, knife-related offences, possession and supply of drugs, criminal damage and cases involving domestic violence, including those dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses.

Prior to commencing pupillage Tim worked as a county court advocate for LPC Law Ltd, representing clients in a variety of civil matters on the Midlands circuit. He thereafter worked as a paralegal for Corker Binning and then Fulcrum Chambers in London, in both cases assisting with the preparation of complex bribery, corruption and fraud-related matters for court.

From January to April 2015 he was an intern at the Capital Appeals Project, a legal non-profit based in New Orleans where he assisted with the most complex and contentious criminal appeals, as well as campaigning more generally for the abolition of the death penalty in Louisiana.


General Crime

Cases include:

  • R v Miller (2017) Defending a man accused of assaulting his step-daughter and her children. Following successful submissions that client was not fit to stand trial: absolute discharge.
  • R v Norrington (2017) Defending a man charged with assaulting his ex-partner. Acquitted.
  • R v Tuzolana (2017) Defending a youth charged with possession of a bladed article. Acquitted.
  • R v  J (2017) Defending a young woman charged with assault and criminal damage. Having heard submissions on the defendant’s acting in self-defence: acquitted of all charges.
  • R v Omarzaiy (2017) Defending a young man charged with possessing a bladed article and section 4 Public Order Act offences.  Acquitted of this first charge.
  • R v Kinninmonth (2017) Appeal against conviction on two charges of harassment and criminal damage. The latter was quashed.
  • R v Alija (2017)  Defending an Albanian asylum-seeker who had pleaded guilty to possessing forged identity documents:  8 month suspended sentence and client not recommended for deportation.
  • R v Nicholls (2017) A successful application for an additional 3 month deferral of sentence for a client who had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of burglary, seeking rehabilitation to break a 10-year cocaine habit.






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BPTC, City Law School

GDL, University of Birmingham, Commendation

BA(Hons) English Language and Literature, St. Johns’ College, Oxford, 1st


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Criminal Bar Association

Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Gray’s Inn



Professional Appointments

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Grade 1 CPS Advocate

Junior Immigration Advisory Scheme


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Internship Award (Gray’s Inn)

Prince of Wales and Residential Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

CPA Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

Distinction (St. John’s College)