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Tim specialises in commercial disputes, particularly those involving procurement related issues.

Tim has acted in several leading procurement cases in recent years, and regularly advises both contracting authorities and economic operators in relation to challenges following alleged breaches of the relevant legislation. Tim regularly provides training to clients on procurement litigation case law and strategy. Tim also regularly advises clients, both in the public and private sector, in respect of commercial and contractual disputes.


His recent work includes representing an NHS Trust in a large value dispute relating to the provision of defective scanning equipment; acting in a multi-million pound PFI dispute relating to alleged fire defects at a hospital; and advising a commercial client in a circa £20 million pound breach of confidence claim.

Recent high value/high profile challenges have included:

  • Successfully defending, at trial, NHS England in a case in which a bid was not considered following issues around submission
  • Successfully representing several NHS Trusts in a challenge to the award of a managed pathology contract with a value of circa £500m
  • Successfully representing an economic operator in relation to a dispute regarding contracts awarded under a multi-million pound framework agreement, the case settling on very favourable terms.
  • Acting on behalf of a central NHS body in an ongoing case in which allegations of misfeasance in public office have been made against individuals in respect of the running of a procurement for specialist ambulance technology equipment.

Tim has been recognised in the Legal 500 for this specialism.

Some of the reported cases in which Tim has been involved are:

  • Inhealth Intelligence Limited v NHS England [2023]
  • Neology UK Limited v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council & Ors [2020]
  • Fair Crime Contract Alliance v Legal Aid Agency [2016]
  • Counted 4 Community Interest Company v Sunderland City Council [2015]
  • BY Development Limited & Ors v Covent Garden Market Authority [2012]
  • Mermec UK Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited [2011]
  •  Croft House Care Limited & Ors v Durham County Council [2010]


What people say

  • Tim provides a London quality service at regional rates

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  • Tim has always exhibited the best mix of skills that I would welcome in my partnering lawyer that our insurers and ourselves instruct

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