Timothy practises at the highest level of criminal litigation and is regularly rated as outstanding by clients, colleagues and the judiciary. He brings hard-edged experience of trial advocacy to all matters in which he is instructed and appears as Leading counsel in trials for serious fraud, organised crime and homicide. Such experience informs his advisory work, which includes advising magic circle and leading U.S. firms, on allegations of commercial fraud and negotiating with all the main prosecuting departments of the state. In January 2014, he was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court.
One of the safest pairs of hands at the Criminal Bar
He maintains an equal balance between advisory and trial work and is able to offer the independence and breadth of vision that is a cornerstone of successful modern practice. Described by insiders as ‘the barrister who other barristers turn to’ and ‘one of the safest pairs of hands at the Criminal Bar’, he has never sought inclusion in any legal directory and relies on the judgment of his peers and a reputation for delivering results, built up over many years.
Instructions representative of Timothy’s fraud practice include acting for Skadden Arps in multi-jurisdiction corruption litigation, Addleshaw Goddard in an insider dealing allegation, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in a 14 month HMRC investigation, and Enyo Law in Eastern-block private client protection. Timothy has particular interest in U.S. extra–territorial regulations as they apply to banks and private individuals and he has deep experience of Serious Fraud Office, Office of Fair Trading and MTIC litigation.
Corruption and Organised Crime
Timothy has unique knowledge of international organised crime and has appeared in many of most notorious cases in recent years. He has been instructed by Arnold and Porter to give strategic advice relevant to multi-national clients on the Bribery Act 2010. He also advised a Telecom company on RIPA issues as part of Operation Weeting (for DAC Beachcroft).
Restraint, Confiscation and Asset Forfeiture
Timothy offers a cradle to grave service on all confiscation advice with specialised knowledge of associated restraint, search/seizure and legal professional privilege problems which typically arise including planning on AML/CTF issues in civil litigation. He acts for private firms and the Serious Fraud Office on mutual legal assistance issues of concern to private individuals, for example U.K./U.S. comparative law on the consequences of conviction (for Nachmann and Associates, New Jersey).
Homicide and Serious Sexual Offences
Timothy has an established Old Bailey practice which demonstrates his ability to act in most pressurised environments. He has extensive experience of defending in allegations of sexual misconduct with emphasis on sensitive and high profile cases. Further details are available from chambers’ clerks on request.
- Senior Treasury Counsel, since 2014
- SFO A list
- Member of Bar Council Fees Committee (2007 onwards)
- CBA Committee 2007 – 2009
- Head of 6KBW’s advocacy training
- CPS Advocacy Assessor
University of Durham, LLB (Hons) Law.