Tim has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University. Tim specialises in representing victims of asbestos disease and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
Tim also has expertise acting for Plaintiffs and Defendants in medical negligence claims, as well as workplace, motor vehicle and catastrophic injury cases. He also advises and appears regularly in employment & industrial relations matters.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Tim worked at Slater & Gordon Lawyers from 2000 until 2010. During that time, he was the Managing Partner / State Practice Leader for the Queensland operations of the firm from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2006, Tim was a Partner at Slater & Gordon in Perth, specialising in asbestos litigation.
From 2010 to 2016 Tim practiced as a Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers.
In 2011 Tim was awarded the West Australian Bar Association’s Chief Justice’s prize for the most outstanding bar reader and the best performing reader at the Australian Bar Association essential trial advocacy course.
From 2016 to 2018 Tim was the Federal Member for Perth, as well as the Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Shadow Minister Assisting in Resources.
In addition to his practice as a barrister, Tim volunteers as a board member on a number of boards, including the Western Australian Bar Association and The Fathering Project. He is also a member of the Murdoch University Strategic Advisory Board.
2000 (WA, High Court and Federal Court)
Elected to WA Bar: 2010
Areas of Practise:
Medical & Professional Negligence
Historical Sexual Abuse
Industrial & Employment Law
Inquests & Inquiries