B.A. Hons (Oxford)
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Instructed in a wide variety of criminal matters, but has significant expertise in white collar crime,
including excise, VAT and Revenue frauds. Has a particular interest in cases concerning money
laundering. Appointed to the Attorney-General’s Unified List of Advocates in 1997 and is currently
grade ‘A’ on that list in relation to work for the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department
for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI).
In addition, Tim is a Grade four prosecutor.
In August 2008 was appointed as Standing Counsel to the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions
Office. Instructions from HM Revenue & Customs frequently involve :
• drug smuggling
• cigarette smuggling
• MTIC (carousel) frauds
• other VAT and Revenue frauds
• money laundering and claims of hawala banking
• the co-operation of foreign powers
Instructions from the DWP include :
• benefit fraud
• fraud by NHS staff including doctors and dentists
• Food Standards Agency prosecutions
Cases conducted for BERR / DTI have included :
• prosecutions concerning bankruptcy
• fraudulent disposal of property
• failures concerning the maintenance and delivery up of records
• perjury (responses to the Official Receiver)
• trading under prohibited names
• fraudulent trading
Experienced in matters of disclosure, public interest immunity, issues concerning the Regulation
of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and claims for legal professional privilege - has acted as
independent counsel during the execution of search warrants. Well versed in confiscation
proceedings under the CJA, DTA and POCA regimes, and subsequent enforcement proceedings.
Has a wide ranging and general defence practice, which has included defending in prosecutions
brought by local authorities, trading standards, the Environment Agency and the Serious and
Organised Crime Agency.
Also experienced in dealing with road traffic litigation at all levels : civil RTA disputes in the
County Court, and criminal matters from drink driving to dangerous driving and causing death by
For several years, has been instructed in licensing matters on behalf of trade operators, local
residents and local authorities, both on appeal and at first instance, and has accrued
extensive experience in such matters, both under the old regime and under the Licensing
Continuing professional development
Lectures on confiscation proceedings and enforcement, and on licensing matters.