Tim Found

Tim has very good technical knowledge, is always well prepared and willing to go the extra mile. A meticulous, very intelligent junior.

Legal 500 2022

Civil Fraud

Tim is frequently instructed in civil matters with a fraudulent or exaggerated element to them. He has advised on the obtaining, timing, deployment and reliance of surveillance and open source evidence.

In personal injury cases he has persuaded Courts to make findings of FD, order disapplication of QOCS protection and referral to the Attorney General for Contempt of Court proceedings. He has also successfully resisted such submissions when instructed on behalf of claimants.

His experience in such cases includes low velocity impacts (LVI), phantom passengers, mistaken identity and exaggeration of symptoms and/or damages.

In clinical negligence cases he has advised on and negotiated advantageous settlements in cases where the claimant appeared to have exaggerated their claim.

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Notable Cases

S v B (2020)
Represented the defendant NHS Trust in a High Court case that was due for a split-trial on liability in March 2020. The central issue was whether or not the claimant should have been offered thrombolysis in the particular circumstances of his presentation and liability turned on the evidence to be provided by expert Vascular Surgeons. Following the successful resistance of the claimant’s application to redact parts of one of the defendant’s trial witness statements (a Consultant Vascular clinician), Tim led a round table meeting for the defendant. Just under a fortnight later, and a little short of 3 weeks prior to the trial’s commencement, the claimant discontinued his entire claim.

M v D (2020)
Represented the defending NHS Trust in a medical negligence claim pleaded in excess of £7.1m. The claim arose after a diagnosis of cauda equina (incomplete) and subsequent discectomy. The claimant alleged that she should have received different safety-netting advice at a hospital attendance for back pain, 3 months earlier. Breach of duty was therefore in dispute. The claimant had a poor outcome following surgery. The expert neurosurgeons did not agree causation of the poor outcome, with the defendant’s expert opining that it was due to non-negligent (and rarely occurring) arachnoiditis. The claim settled following an offer made at JSM, for the sum of £1.2m, avoiding the costs of a 5-day trial.

C v P (2019)
Represented the defendant NHS Trust in an Erb’s Palsy (Group 2) claim which was pleaded at over £2.6m. A settlement was agreed between the parties less than two weeks before trial. The settlement sum (£650,000) was approved by Mrs Justice Lambert sitting in the High Court, and an anonymity order granted to the infant claimant pursuant to CPR 39.2(4).

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G v X (2015)
Represented the defendant in a case involving complications to the mother following childbirth in which liability was disputed and the claim pleaded at nearly £1.4m. Settlement achieved after JSM.

Shortall v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (2014) EWHC 246
Represented the defendant in a week-long trial of liability as a preliminary issue. The matter concerned the use of the air insufflation test in low colorectal anastomoses following laparoscopic resection of the bowel for removal of cancer.

Tokyo Industries 5 Limited v Megwa & Anor
Appeared for the successful claimant / respondent in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Nicholson v Thames Water Utilities Ltd & MTS Cleansing Services Ltd (2014) EWHC 4249
Acted for the claimant whose home suffered exterior and interior flooding of raw sewage, the latter of which was not cleared by the sewerage undertaker and was alleged to have led to serious injuries being sustained by the claimant.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Education & Qualifications

  • Pupillage at Farrar’s Building
  • Lord Denning Major BVC Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award from Lincoln’s Inn
  • Nottingham Law School (BVC)
  • Exeter University (LLB – Bachelor of Law)
  • Dulwich College (Scholar)


Particularly good at sifting through complex evidence.

Legal 500 2020 – Clinical Negligence, Leading Junior

“He will always go the extra mile and thinks quickly on his feet to get the right result for the client.”

Legal 500 2017 – Clinical Negligence, Leading Junior

Directory Quotes

‘ Tim has very good technical knowledge, is always well prepared and willing to go the extra mile. A meticulous, very intelligent junior.’ Legal 500 2022, Clinical Negligence, London Bar.

‘Extremely personable and understands clients’ needs’. Legal 500, Clinical Negligence, London Bar.

‘Particularly good on paper and sifting through complex evidence’


Previous Employment

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tim worked in both small businesses and larger concerns, in temporary and permanent positions across various industries including:

  • Aviation (National Air Traffic Services)
  • Charity (Age Concern)
  • Government (National Probation Service)
  • Healthcare (GP surgery and an NHS PCT)
  • IT
  • Leisure
  • Travel

Personal Interests

Whenever the time and opportunity presents Tim enjoys, traveling, snorkelling, skiing, playing golf and watching films.