Having previously headed up the London office of a specialist professional indemnity firm, Tim moved to WBD's London office in 2018 as a partner specialising in the defence of professional negligence claims against a broad range of professionals including solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers, insolvency practitioners, IFAs, surveyors and construction professionals. He also advises on high value, complex insurance coverage disputes and is regarded as a key player in the professional indemnity insurance market.
Tim is well known for representing solicitors across a broad range of practice areas and is a trusted legal adviser to a number of the top 50 UK law firms. Tim also advises law firms on regulatory, disciplinary and risk related issues.
Examples of experience include:
- Successfully defending a c.£1m claim against a firm of solicitors on limitation grounds – Osborne v (1) Follett Stock (a firm) (2) Follett Stock LLP  EWHC 1811 (QB)
- Defending a £2.5m claim on behalf of a national firm of engineers in relation to its role as an M&E sub-contractor for a multi-million pound commercial property development in Mayfair
- Advising international professional indemnity insurers on substantive policy coverage issues relating to a claim against a national firm of property valuation managers concerning the valuation of a c.£12m property portfolio
- Defending a c.£8m High Court claim against a London firm of solicitors relating to an alleged under settlement of a professional negligence claim against another firm of solicitors involving complex trust and corporate M&A issues
- Advising a national firm of surveyors in a multi-party dispute concerning alleged negligent advice on the purchase of a high value commercial property in Manchester city centre
- Acting on a c.£20m fraud case involving a top 20 UK law firm which resulted in the largest ever settlement paid out by the professional indemnity insurance market involving a solicitor’s fraud
- Representing a firm of brokers in a multi-party insurance dispute in relation to an alleged failure to obtain cover for business interruption claimed at over £2m
- Successfully defending a firm of solicitors at trial in relation to advice given on the purchase of a property - Andrew O’Neill and Elizabeth O’Neill v Bull & Bull (A Firm)  LTL
- Acting for a number of law firms in relation in relation to the large scale Vibration White Finger services claims made by ex-coal miners.
"Has a close relationship with the insurance market formed over the years. His approach is very much inclusive and understands the importance to relationships in the marketplace, what is needed and expected".