Solicitor
JD, BA (Criminology)

Current practice

Tim has a broad constitutional law and administrative law practice. Tim regularly advises a diverse range of government clients on complex questions of statutory interpretation, executive privilege, and the limits of State legislative and executive power.  Tim also assists in the conduct of constitutional litigation on behalf of the Attorney-General in her role as First Law Officer.

Experience

Tim joined the VGSO as a Solicitor in 2019.

Tim regularly assists departments and agencies to navigate Victoria's public administration, financial management, and accountability regimes, providing advice on a wide variety of matters including responses to Parliamentary orders for production, the establishment of financial arrangements for new public authorities, Ombudsman investigations, information sharing between the organs of the State, and the limits and scope of administrative decision-making powers.
Tim is also experienced in the conduct of constitutional litigation in the High Court, having assisted in litigation on behalf of the State in matters concerning the scope of judicial power and limits on the State's ability to impose excise duties.
Tim's work is informed by an in-depth understanding of the workings of government, having commenced his legal career as a graduate and lawyer for the Australian Government in Canberra.