Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2020

Main Areas of Practice

Company Law
Land Law


A financial/civil thread runs through Tim’s professional and academic experience, with a significant proportion of his litigation having had an insolvency-angle. Tim is proficient in property and planning disputes, contractual disputes and contentious estates/trusts. He also has experience in personal injury cases. He has been involved with corporate governance issues, investigating corporate embezzlement and securing both civil injunctions and compensation/confiscation orders. He can perform both contentious and advisory work.

Tim is a member of the Government Legal Service Civil “C” panel.

On top of his legal experience Tim holds the following credentials:

• An insolvency qualification in corporate insolvency (CPCI).

• A banking qualification (Professional Banker’s Certificate).

• A Master of Laws (LLM) in commercial dispute resolution (The City Law School)

• Additionally, Tim has a Business & Management primary degree.


Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.

CPCI (Insolvency Practitioners Association).

Professional Banker’s Certificate (Chartered Banker Institute).

Qualified as a solicitor of Northern Ireland.

Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London.

Bachelor of Legal Science, Queen’s University, Belfast.

B.A(Hons) in Business (Major) with Japanese (Minor)

Professional Memberships:

• The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2005 +)

• Chancery Bar Association (NI)

• Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)

• Previously, Belfast Solicitors Association committee member.


Tim’s experience allows him to tutor at Queen’s University Belfast in Property Law. A module co-ordinator for civil litigation, he has tutored trainee-lawyers in both branches at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS).

School Governor at Methodist College, Belfast. HR & Salaries Convenor.

A former chancery solicitor (traditional & commercial) who worked on these sample cases:

Titanic Quarter Ltd v Neil Rowe (PDF 110 KB)

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (Formerly Anglo Irishbank Corporation Limited) v Jacqueline Dolan (PDF 224 KB)

Savarese (Luigi) v Fraser Houses (NI) Ltd (PDF 100 KB)