Biography

Tim is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Disputes + Investigations group.

Tim specialises in corporate, commercial and resources litigation, particularly for mining and petroleum companies. He acts for clients in relation to contractual disputes, insolvency disputes, regulatory investigations and Corporations Act matters, including schemes of arrangement.

Tim appears regularly in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. He also practices in the Mining Warden's Court. He provides advice on all aspects of corporate, commercial and resources and energy law.

Tim has served on the Council of the Law Society of Western Australia and on multiple Society’s Committees. Since 2010 he has been a tutor at the AMPLA Mining Law Workshop at the University of Western Australia. Tim has also presented for the Governance Institute of Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia on recent developments in corporate law and resources law.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2001 and was entered in the register of practitioners of the High Court of Australia in 2002.

Tim’s experience includes:

  • Carnegie Gold Pty Ltd v Maughan [2018] WASC 366
  • Altona Mining Limited [2018] FCA 614
  • GR Engineering Services Ltd v Eastern Goldfields Ltd [2018] WASC 19
  • Cobalt One Ltd [2017] FCA 1228 and Cobalt One Ltd (No 2) [2017] FCA 1407
  • Brewer & anor v O'Sullivan, Warden at Kalgoorlie & ors [No 2] (2017) 226 LGERA 99
  • Marindi Metals Ltd v Kidman Resources Ltd [2017] WASC 189
  • Danehill Nominees Pty Ltd v Galea & Nearology Pty Ltd [2017] WAMW 4
  • Mesa Minerals Ltd v Mighty River International Ltd (2016) 241 FCR 241
  • Inca Minerals Ltd v Brewer [2016] WAMW 9
  • Siberia Mining Corporation Pty Ltd v Wilson [2015] WASC 322
  • Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd [2014] FCA 612 and Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd (No 2) [2014] FCA 752

Tim is named in Best Lawyers for Mining Law and for Insolvency and Reorganization Law. 

Best Lawyers Australia 2020

Tim was recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Tim was recommended as a Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Lawyer.

Doyle's Guide 2017

Tim was recommended as a Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer.

Doyle's Guide 2017