Tim joined the firm in 1983, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1978, and is now widely renowned for his expertise in regulation and defence. His team handles a variety of matters from an individual facing prosecution at the Magistrates Courts to a business facing a complex prosecution from a regulatory authority. Tim also heads Traffic Lawyers; a dedicated team of lawyers dealing with traffic and motoring cases on behalf of clients throughout the United Kingdom. Tim represents clients in relation to health and safety, environmental health, Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Environment Agency, Trading Standards, agriculture, planning, regulatory offences and general criminal prosecutions before the Magistrates and Crown Courts. He also deals with both civil and criminal Restraint and Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and is a Member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.
In addition, Tim deals with all licensing matters including alcohol, entertainment, lotteries, gambling, goods and passenger vehicles, taxi and private hire and food premises licences. Tim led the team which successfully obtained some of the first 24-hour licenses under the Licensing Act 2003 in East Anglia and was also heavily involved in licensing gaming establishments after the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005. He holds a Personal Licence.
Tim is also head of our Immigration Team representing both individuals and businesses, working closely with Dan Chapman assisting employment clients throughout the UK on visa issues. Tim also assists the agricultural and food sectors with issues involving the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. He was appointed a part-time Immigration Judge in 1997, sitting in London. Tim has appeared on the BBC’s Watchdog programme – advising on motoring, and related matters, as well as on 'You and Yours' on BBC Radio 4, BBC 5 Live Drive and various local radio stations.
Tim is one of only two transport lawyers in East Anglia to be inducted in to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame - an accolade reserved for those lawyers said by the Legal 500 to have been an elite leading lawyer in their rankings for at least eight of the last ten years.