Tim is an experienced advocate appearing in criminal and quasi-criminal matter.
Tim accepts both defence and prosecution briefs in all courts and tribunals in Victoria. Tim regularly appears in both the summary and indictable jurisdictions at any stage of the proceedings, including: committal hearings, summary hearings, bail applications, appeals and plea hearings.
Tim also accepts briefs in intervention order proceeding, coronial inquests and occupational health and safety inquires.
Tim provides both written advice and appears in administrative law matters in Judicial Review proceedings, arising from decisions of the Magistrates’ Court, Boards and Tribunals.
Tim comes to the bar with extensive experience as an advocate in criminal law.
Prior to coming to the bar Tim spent four years as a prosecutor at Victoria Police. He appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court at all stages of criminal proceedings. He has appeared in matters including intervention order hearings and summary contested hearings relating to drug offences, drink driving and assaults against the person.
As a specialist sexual offences prosecutor, Tim has appeared in complex matters with charges such as rape and sexual offences relating to children.
In addition to his legal qualifications, Tim also has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Police Prosecution and a Diploma of Public Safety (Policing).
Tim read with Coroner Paul Lawrie. His senior mentor is Brendan Murphy QC.