Solicitor
JD, BA (Criminology)

Current practice

Tim's practice includes advisory and litigation work in constitutional law and administrative decision-making.  Tim regularly advises a broad range of government clients on complex questions of statutory interpretation, executive privilege, legislative, executive and judicial power, and government regulation.  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.

Prior to joining the VGSO, Tim began his legal career as a graduate at the Australian Government Solicitor in Canberra, before moving into an advisory role in AGS's Office of General Counsel.  In this role, Tim advised on a broad range of matters across government, with a particular focus on the environment and agriculture portfolios.  Tim advised extensively in areas of constitutional law, statutory interpretation, environmental law, energy regulation, administrative decision-making and privacy and information law. In this role, Tim also assisted in the conduct of constitutional litigation in the High Court.

During his time with the Commonwealth, Tim also worked on outpost in the Department of Environment and Energy's in-house legal team, and as a member of an Attorney-General's Department taskforce responsible for preparing the Department for the 2019 election.  Tim's experience in these roles has given Tim an in-depth understanding of the workings of government.

Tim has a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.