Biography

Tim is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Disputes + Investigations group, and has been recognised as a leading dispute resolution lawyer by each of Chambers Asia Pacific and by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, which notes that the firm’s litigation practice is "pre-eminent within mining and petroleum" (2013).  AFR Australia’s Best Lawyers 2021 recognises Tim for insolvency and reorganization law, mining law and for natural resources law. Doyle’s Guide 2020 recommends Tim for commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  

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 a number of the 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.

Some recent cases in which Tim has acted are:

  • Re Exore Resources Ltd [2020] WASC 285
  • Siberia Mining Corporation Pty Ltd v O'Sullivan [2020] WASC 214
  • Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corp v Onslow Salt Pty Ltd (No 7) (2020) 144 ACSR 621
  • Re Navitas Ltd [2019] WASC 180
  • 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 was recommended as a Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer.

Doyle's Guide 2020

Tim was listed as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Natural Resources Law, Mining Law and for Insolvency and Reorganization Law. 

Best Lawyers Australia 2021

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