Biography

Tim is our Senior Partner and has specialised exclusively in Dispute Resolution work with an emphasis on Commercial Litigation throughout his Legal Career which is now for more than 35 years. He has been with Myerson for 24 years.  He was the Head of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department until 2016. 

He deals with complex commercial litigation disputes including Professional Negligence, Contract and Commercial disputes, Shareholder and Director issues such as Unfair Prejudice Petitions and Breaches of Director’s duties, Insolvency matters such as misfeasance and transactions at an undervalue, Partnership Disputes and Property Litigation. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

He is often instructed in cases where urgent action is required such as applications for interim injunctions and has obtained Court Orders freezing a potential defendants’ assets to ensure that a future judgement will be satisfied. He has also obtained Search Orders to allow a Defendant’s home or commercial property to be searched to prevent crucial evidence being destroyed. This usually involves taking computer mirror images from laptops, mobile phones etc. He has been instructed by other Solicitors to execute Search Orders.

Tim qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and joined the firm as an Assistant Solicitor in 1995. He became a Partner in 2000 and the Firm’s Senior partner in 2013.

In his spare time Tim loves to run. He has completed 10 marathons including London, Manchester, Paris, Rome and Berlin. He is also an active fell runner.

Biography

Expertise and Past Cases

Tim’s extensive experience in Litigation includes Professional Negligence (against Solicitors, Accountants and Property Professionals), Property Litigation (both commercial and residential), Company Director and Shareholder disputes, Partnership disputes, Product Liability and Commercial Contract Litigation.

The cases he has dealt with include:

  • Acting for the Defendant in the Supreme Court reported case of Holland v Revenue and Customs {2010} UKSC 51. Tim represented his client throughout each stage of the case in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and finally in the Supreme Court. The claim involved complex legal principles relating to de facto directorship and misfeasance. It is now a widely reported case and is a well-established legal authority in this area of the law.

  • Acting for a Claimant in a professional negligence case against an IFA which established that the IFA could had personal liability despite acting as an agent. Defendant ordered to pay over £500,000 plus legal costs. High Court of Justice Chancery Division Manchester 9MA 30832 Before HHJ Hodge QC.

  • Subsequently a claim had to be made against the Defendant’s Insurers under the Third Party Rights against Insurers Act 1930 (as it was then) because the Defendant could not pay the judgement. That was successfully settled at mediation.

  • Acting for a client in the interpretation of a Personal Pension Policy. Successfully obtaining over £1m for the client.

  • Acting for a client company in a professional negligence claim against its former solicitors arising out of the Solicitor’s negligence in dealing with a High Court claim.

  • Acting for a client in an application to the High Court to remove Land Registry restrictions registered by a large number of overseas investors against the clients legal title at the land registry. The court ordered the removal of the restrictions allowing the client to proceed with the sale of a valuable piece of land.

  • Acting for a client in a family company shareholder dispute where the client, suffering from Dementia, had transferred shares to a family member for nothing.

  • Acting for a Kenyan Solicitor in connection with the recovery of legal fees arising from the Mau Mau Litigation against the British Government.

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Specialist Areas

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