Tim joined Matrix in October 2019 upon successful completion of his traineeship. He is developing a practice in criminal law and extradition, public law and human rights, and media and information law.
During traineeship, Tim was supervised by Dan Squires QC, Clare Montgomery QC, Guy Vassall-Adams QC, Helen Law and Aaron Watkins.
Tim has had experience across a range of criminal law matters.
During his traineeship, Tim assisted in both prosecuting and defending a number of extradition matters under Part 1 and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. This included assisting in advising clients in the early stages of extradition proceedings, as well as providing assistance at a number of extradition hearings. The subject matter of these proceedings was varied, including allegations of commercial fraud, the illegal trade of antiquities, sexual offences and murder. By way of example:
Tim is on the CPS Advocate Panel, General Crime Level 1.
In the course of his traineeship, Tim assisted in a number of significant cases in public law and human rights. He has worked at all stage of judicial review proceedings, from advising clients at the pre-action stage, to assisting in the preparation for an appeal. Tim has a particular interest in public law cases involving a significant criminal justice focus.
Tim accepts instructions in inquests and inquiries matters. Prior to joining Chambers, Tim was a Legal Officer at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In that time, he contributed to public hearings investigating the sexual abuse of children in children’s homes operated by The Salvation Army, a range of disability service providers, health care institutions and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, among others.
In the course of traineeship, Tim assisted in a number of inquests and inquiries matters, including:
Tim has a wide-ranging interest in media, privacy, and data protection law claims. During his traineeship, Tim gained experience working on a range of media law matters, including:
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney, and an LLM (First Class) from the University of Cambridge.
Prior to commencing his traineeship at Matrix, Tim taught criminal law, evidence and torts at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Tim has also interned at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, contributing to the Office’s conduct of prosecutions in relation to the terrorist assassination of former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri. He has been published the Law Quarterly Review, Criminal Law Journal and the University of New South Wales Law Journal, and has written for AUSPUBLAW and The Conversation.
Tim is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Tim is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Tim needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Tim’s privacy notice in full, please see here.