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Tim advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, but has a particular expertise in high value professional negligence claims, including against solicitors, accountants, and insurance brokers; IT disputes and insurance disputes.

Although Tim has extensive trial experience, he is a firm believer and experienced in negotiating settlements, mediation, and other methods of commercial resolution, such as expert determination.


Tim’s recent experience includes acting for:

  • A Dutch-based IT service provider on claims arising following a pilot study prior to a company-wide roll-out by a multi-national food producer
  • A mining conglomerate developing one of Europe’s largest coal deposits and claims connected with the hire of an offshore drilling platform
  • Advising a major provider of outsourcing services in a dispute about termination and step-in rights in connection with a large financial institution.
  • Advising a large NHS Trust on the termination of a major IT project to implement a patient administration and bed management system.
  • Acting for the owner of a recycling business in a high value professional negligence claim against its insurance broker following a catastrophic fire and declinature of its policy cover by Insurers.

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What our clients say

  • "Tim Toomey forms a seamless part of our business team and is always on hand to provide us with honest and reliable advice. I would never hesitate in recommending him"

    Mark Berriman, CEO, Viverdi Ltd
  • "Tim quickly grasped and understood what was a complex situation. He was thorough and gave us confidence in the way he marshalled and interviewed the people involved to set out our case. My advice is - always use an experienced specialist when involved in IT disputes."

    Les Williams, CEO, Trinity Computer Services Ltd
  • "Ward Hadaway was our first choice to approach on this matter and our experience working with you vindicated entirely our initial thinking."

    In-house Counsel
  • "He communicates well and keeps us informed. He is not the most expensive and does a good job."

Independent verdict

  • "An outstanding litigator who gets to the facts quickly, understands complex situations and is commercially focused."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Tim Toomey enjoys 'an excellent reputation' in the region. He advises on IT and insurance disputes, as well as professional negligence claims. Sources are impressed with his 'wide-ranging depth of knowledge and ability to suitably communicate such in a manner which was readily understood and digested'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Highly regarded practitioner Tim Toomey is noted for his work on high-end professional negligence claims. Toomey also offers strong experience of disputes in the insurance and IT spaces."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Tim is warmly praised by market observers, who describe him as "very competent indeed."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Tim Toomey is noted for his expertise in IT and insurance disputes."

    Legal 500
  • 'Tim Toomey inspires confidence in his clients."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "'Ward Hadaway regularly handles disputes in the field of IT, capability being provided by Tim Toomey, who receives rave reviews from clients"

    Legal 500
  • "Tim Toomey is highly recommended by sources for 'diving straight into the issues and trying to resolve them as quickly and effectively as possible.'"