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Tim is a Director and Head of the Marine at Verisona Law. Tim specialises in marine and admiralty law particularly in relation to pleasure vessels and is recognised as one of the foremost experts in the field, addressing a vast range of issues from contractual to technical, via the statutory and occasionally bizarre.
Practising internationally, Tim represents owners, insurers, boatyards and high profile marine organisations, as well as those buying or selling their boats.
Tim is regarded as one of the foremost marine lawyers in the UK, serving a client base ranging from leading industry names and marine institutions to private individuals and clubs.
In recent years Tim has been instructed in projects and cases ranging from the multi million acquisition and full restoration of large well known classic sailing and motor yachts, the pre purchase verification of Dunkirk Little ships participation in Operation Dynamo through contemporary records, through to the establishment and protection of ancient manorial rights of mooring, as well as the sale, purchase, management and provision of business support to a wide range of marine business ranging from large shipyards down to small chandleries.
Tim is also a Leading Individual in the prestigious Legal 500 guide 2019.
"A great negotiator."
"Provides superb service, interacts well with clients and fights their corner with determination."
“Sensationally helpful and extremely practical.”
“Worth every penny!! Thank you.”
After working for brief periods as a boat builder, yacht chandler and professional sailor, Tim went on to study Admiralty Law at the University of Wales in Cardiff where he obtained his law degree. Tim is a member of the Royal Yachting Association and the British Marine Federation.
Brought up in a boat building family, both in Bosham and Auckland, Tim worked in various boat yards whilst studying marine engineering before attending Cardiff University to study Admiralty Law, specialising in law relating to small, unregistered vessels.
Since then, he has raced yachts and dinghies in the UK and abroad as well as cruising extensively. He has designed and built a number of small crafts and motorboats.
Tim has written extensively in both the leisure and marine trade press, as well as regularly speaking on the subject, where his practical informed yet light-hearted approach is always well received. He is a keen member of a number of marine associated clubs and organisations, and has recently been admitted as a member to the executive committee of British Marine Federation (South).
- Technical construction disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Marine conveyancing
- Title disputes
- Salvage and towage
- Recreational Craft Directive / Maritime and Coastguard Agency compliance
- Marine related personal injury and fatalities
- Buying Overseas: five things to consider along the way
- Certified document copies and their limitations
- Foreign transactions and brokers: buyer (and seller) beware
- Harbour Rights: a major factor in the value of your home
- Surveyors: are your marine valuations putting you at risk?
- Frustration or Registration
- Boats and Wills
- Storm Warnings
- Deposits: remember to check the small print
- Have your yard safety procedures kept pace with modern handling?
- Modified purchase paperwork: are there unintended consequences?
- Wide beam barge blues
- Build Supervision – going the extra mile
- In Praise of Pilots
- The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has just released the most recent report relating to a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning event
- Is Your Boat on an Even Keel?
- 'Sharing is caring': The future of UK marinas
- Cheeki Rafiki yacht director cleared over sailor deaths
- The perils of plastic at sea
- Brexit and the Boatbuilding Industry in the UK
- Brexit and the Yachtsman
- Storm Warnings