Tim is a specialist criminal trial advocate who deploys a scrupulous and robust approach to every case. He is experienced in defending serious and complex criminal allegations involving violence, firearms, fraud and sexual offences.
Tim was called to the Bar in 2007 and predominantly appears in the Crown Courts in London and the South East. He has also appeared at the Court of Appeal and Divisional Court.
Tim can advise on all criminal matters, applications for Judicial Review and criminal or civil applications for football banning orders.
Prior to joining the firm Tim also worked in Oklahoma City assisting with capital murder cases.
Recent cases undertaken by Tim include the following:
R v AN – Murder – Central Criminal Court Led junior in trial where defendant accused of murdering another in knife attack. Defendant unanimously acquitted of murder and manslaughter.
R v IG – Murder – Central Criminal Court Led junior in case where defendant accused of killing partner.
R v SE – Murder – Central Criminal Court – Led junior in case where defendant accused of being part of a group knife attack.
R v RS – Possession firearm with intent to endanger life. The defendant was alleged to have fired shot into residential property at which several people present.
R v TM – Possession firearm with intent to endanger life . Youth found in possession of loaded pistol. Defendant unanimously acquitted after trial.
Arson/ criminal damage
R v TS – Arson with intent to endanger life & arson being reckless as to whether life endangered – Defendant accused of starting fire at partner’s property. Defendant found not guilty of arson with intent to endanger life after a successful submission of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution case. The defendant was unanimously acquitted by jury of the remaining lesser alternative of arson being reckless as to whether life endangered.
R v TB – Conspiracy to Rob – Defendant alleged to have been part of conspiracy to rob involving the use of violence at mobile phone stores. A total of 65 stores were targeted by the gang which caused a loss in excess of £1 million.
R v SM – Conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to falsely imprison, conspiracy to blackmail. Defendant alleged to have attacked and kidnapped a drug dealer who was then detained and assaulted whilst an attempt was made to extract money from complainant’s family in exchange for his safe release.
R v ST – Attempting to take a child – Defendant alleged to have attempted to abduct a child. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v HS – Cruelty to a child – Defendant alleged to have repeatedly assaulted four year old child causing extensive injuries. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v KC – s.18 Grievous bodily harm with intent Complainant held down and stabbed multiple times by several individuals in group attack.
R v SV – Intimidation Defendant alleged to have forced his way through window of complainant’s home address then causing her injury and making threats to ensure they did not give evidence against him in separate proceedings in which the complainant was an eye witness to an assault. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v JN – GBH s.20 Defendant alleged to have caused fractures to the eye socket and skull of complainant. Assault witnessed by three civilian witnesses. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v BN – Violent disorder Defendant alleged to have stabbed co-defendant in the back multiple times during prolonged violent altercation outside a restaurant/ bar. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v MS – Violent disorder – Crown offer no evidence after identification evidence of police officer and civilian excluded after legal argument on first day of trial
R v JJ – Violent disorder and s47 ABH Defendant alleged to have taken part in altercation [violent disorder] whereby knife was thrown and hit a 4 year old child in the head causing a cut [ABH]. Defendant unanimously acquitted of both offences.
R [on the app of T] v Bromley Youth Court  EWHC 577 (Admin) – Application for Judicial Review – Successfully challenged decision of Youth Court to commit 14 year old defendant for trial in the Crown Court for an offence of robbery.
R v SR – Sexual assault – Defendant alleged to have subjected elderly female to prolonged sexual assault. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v TS – Sexual assault – The defendant was a fast food delivery driver who was alleged to have sexually assaulted a 15 year old girl when making a delivery. Defendant unanimously acquitted.
R v TP – Attempt to meet a child following grooming – The defendant was subjected to a sting operation undertaken by a vigilante group. The proceedings were subject to a lengthy abuse of process argument. The Crown subsequently offered no evidence.
R v PR – Sexual assault Defendant employed as Court and police interpreter acquitted of sexually assaulting school girl on bus.
R v GO – Fraud/ theft/ perverting the course of justice/ money laundering – Southwark Crown Court- Defendant charged with stealing £1.2 million from bank account of father.
R v SO – Possession of false ID documents with intent/ fraud – Defendant alleged to have stolen identity of brother for a period of approximately 10 years during which time he obtained security clearance, obtained a mortgage and claimed benefits.
R v AM – Fraud – Defendant faced seven charges of fraud. The first “oyster card” fraud prosecution after a lengthy investigation by TFL.