Tim is an experienced trial lawyer. He has led trials in the District Court, High Court and Māori Land Court, for private parties and both as a prosecutor and as defence counsel.  His experience includes acting for insurers and local councils, conducting jury trials and being appointed by the Court as amicus curiae. At appellate level he has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Māori Appellate Court.

Tim’s litigation practice is split between public and local government matters and property law disputes. This work includes providing advice on ongoing compliance and conducting regulatory prosecution work on behalf of councils and insurers as well as a range of property and construction cases. Tim is based in the firms Tauranga office but also spends time in the Whakatāne and Ōpōtiki offices.

Tim started his career as a Judge’s Clerk at the Auckland High Court. In 2018 he also graduated with a Master in Laws (First Class Honours). His academic articles have been published in national legal journals including the New Zealand Law Review and Te Wharenga - the New Zealand Criminal Law Review, and have been cited by both the High Court and the Court of Appeal.


  • LLB(Hons), BSc, DipLang University of Auckland 2014
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 2015
  • LLM(First Class Hons) 2018


Community Activity

  • Member New Zealand Law Librarians' Association
  • Member Law Commission's Expert Advisory Group on Declaratory Judgments