“He is very knowledgeable, clear in his arguments, and is a stylish speaker.”
Chambers and Partners 2014
The early years of Timothy’s career were spent doing general chancery work. He then spent a considerable time in revenue chambers and now deals with a wide range of public and commercial law matters. Particular areas of interest include:
Timothy’s interest in international matters has led to him advising foreign governments as well as businesses and high net wealth individuals. He represents in court, and advises, trustees of both domestic and international trusts on a wide range of issues and is a member of STEP’s Cross-Border Estates Group and its EU Committee.
Timothy has been called to the Bar of the Republic of Ireland (1998) and is also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration.
Significant cases include:
Targetti (UK) Ltd v HMRC – (2012) validity of EU anti-dumping regulation
BUPA v HMRC heard together with Halifax plc v CCE  ECR I-1609 (VAT input tax and abuse of law);
R v Dimsey  1 AC 509, transfer of assets abroad, human rights law and taxation
Case C-296/95 The Queen v CCE, ex parte EMU Tabac SARL  ECR I-1605 (excise duty on cross-border movements of goods)
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