Timothy specialises in commercial disputes work and acting for clients in legal proceedings. He has advised on disputes and acted in litigation involving contracts, Corporations Act and Takeovers Panel, Competition and Consumer Act, equity and trusts, regulatory investigations and criminal prosecutions, negligence, insolvency, insurance and bonds, misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct, competitive/antitrust and stamp duties. Tim regularly advises on corporate transactions and has particular expertise in connection with the law on misleading and deceptive conduct in the context of high value commercial transactions and the Australian Consumer Law.
Dispute resolution and litigation
Advising and acting for large corporations in most Australian forums in most types of disputes and litigation including contracts, Corporations Act, Trade Practices Act (now the Competition and Consumer Act), equity and trusts, regulatory investigations and criminal prosecutions, negligence, insolvency, insurance and bonds, misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct, competitive/antitrust and stamp duties.
Litigation and risk advice
Advising on corporate transactions including providing ad-hoc advice on contract terms and litigation risks and providing litigation advice for due diligence reports.
Sydney Airport and the Commonwealth of Australia
Acted in proceedings seeking to overturn a $500m stamp duty assessment imposed by the NSW Government arising from the privatisation of Sydney Airport.
Seven Network Limited
Acted in its $400m C7 litigation against News Limited, Telstra, Foxtel, Nine Network, National Rugby League, among others.
Swiss Re and a US insurance company
Acted for both parties in their $US22m trust and unconscionable conduct claim against the administrators of former Australian miner Pasminco.
Panic stations? Responding to investigative notices in the wake of Smethurst v Commissioner of Police
Practical tips on what your organisation should do if issued with a compulsory notice from a regulator
Terminating a contract – when is it too late to act?
Acting in a commercially sensible way to avoid disputes rather than terminate contract can have unfortunate consequences