Tim regularly acts in complex construction disputes often with significant technical or expert evidential issues – including adjudications (both under the Scheme for Construction Adjudications and under ad hoc rules) and High Court TCC enforcement proceedings, as well as leading in recent appeals to the Court of Appeal. PBS Bester AS v Bester Generation UK Ltd  EWCA 404;  B.L.R. 355;  Bus. L.R. 1626; Gosvenor London Ltd v Aygun Aluminium UK Ltd at first instance  B.L.R. 353;  Bus. L.R. and on appeal  EWCA Civ 2695:  Bus. L.R.  B.L.R. 99; 182 Con. L.R. 38 | ; C.I.L.L. 4249: and Brown & Brown v Complete Building Solutions Ltd.  EWCA Civ 1;  B.L.R. 98;  164 Con. L.R. 21. Tim also has substantial experience in relation to domestic building disputes, with a particular emphasis on dealing with such cases through mediation or ADR. Tim became Head of Lamb Chambers’ Construction Group in January 2020.
Tim has a successful intellectual property practice which covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious UK and European intellectual property law (copyrights: Davies v Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (1986) Ltd  EWHC 1252 (Ch), trademarks and brand rights: Asian Business Publications Ltd v British Asian Achievers Awards Ltd  EWHC 1094 (IPEC), rights in designs and patents) in the High Court (IPEC and chancery division), the UKIPO and the CJEU: Sun Mark Ltd and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd v Red Bull GmbH – (Court of Justice of the EU – Case C-206/15 P: 2015). He advises on and drafts commercial contracts and IP / software licensing agreements.
His practice also includes acting in complex international arbitrations of intellectual property and commercial claims under both LCIA and AAA rules.
In addition, Tim lectures and writes on all his specialist areas of legal practice and for a number of years taught on professional training courses run by BPP University.
University Course content – A Contractual Right or a Matter of Academic Judgement? Ed. Law Journal 2011
Strategic Legal Thinking For IPR Dependant Enterprise – The ‘Five Rings’ Method: EIPR – July 2009
The “Adjusted Future Free Income Ratio” – A New Methodology for Determining IPR Royalty Rates? : EIPR – September 2007
Transboundary Movement of Genetically Modified Organisms (EC) 1946/2003: A Review: Bio-Science Law Review 2005/2006 Vol. 8
The Regulation of Genetically Modified Food and Feed in the Community: Bio-Science Law Review 2004/2005 Vol. 7
Would you know your GMO? Bio-Science Law Review 2004/2005
GMO Regulation in Europe – A Prima for Patent Applicants: Bio-science Law Review2003/2004 Vol. 4
Madey, Integra and the Wealth of Nations: EIPR January 2004
Achieving Ethically Acceptable Biotechnology Patents: A Lesson from the Clinical Trials Directive?: EIPR September 2003
Aptamers and SELEX – Part 2 Protecting IP Rights: in World Patent Information, December 2003
Aptamers and SELEX – Part 1 The Technology; in World Patent Information, June 2003
Environmental Risk Assessments of GMOs Under Directive 2001/18: An Effective Safety-net or a “Collective Illusion”: EIPR February 2003
Rewriting the Genetic Code: The Impact of Novel Nucleotides on Biotechnology Patents: EIPR August 2002
- IPR Updates – July 2015
- Starbucks (HK) Ltd. v British Sky Broadcasting Group and Other (No.2)  UKSC 31
- CJEU Clarifies Law on Form Shifting and the Exhaustion of Distribution Rights in the EU – Arts & Allposters (Case C-419/13)
- Durham University – Bsc (Hons) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
- University of Cambridge PhD in Biochemistry
- Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn (March 2000)
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
- Chancery Bar Association
- Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
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