Tim’s public law child practice concentrates on proceedings involving fatality, non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. In addition he advises on Human Rights Act claims arising from family proceedings, deprivation of liberty applications, special guardianship, placement or relocation of children overseas, foreign adoptions, judicial review of local authority decisions and forced marriages. Tim is instructed by most local authorities in the Greater London area, favoured for his experience in complex cases and understanding of the challenges faced by public sector clients. Tim is a popular choice acting for parents and guardians in care proceedings, noted for his skilled analysis of factual and medical evidence in cases of alleged non-accidental injury.
Notable Public Law Children cases
Re A Local Authority v The Mother & Ors
 EWHC 1233 (Fam), High Court, Williams J Fact-finding hearing concerning the death of a child due to cocaine ingestion
Re C (Children) (Covid-19: Representation)
 EWCA Civ 734, Court of Appeal, Peter Jackson, Eleanor King and Asplin LJJ Analysis of Covid 19 regulations, effect upon representation and Article 6 rights.
Re A (No. 2) (Children: Findings of Fact)  EWCA Civ 1947
Appeal against findings made of sexual assault and homicide in respect of a 10 year old girl found deceased in her bedroom with neck and genital injuries. The Court of Appeal remitted the case for an unprecedented third fact-finding hearing before a (third) High Court judge.