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Areas of Expertise


Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons): First Class Honours
  • LLM (Durham): International Law
  • Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize
  • BVC (Inns of Court School of Law)
Tim Welch - 42br.com

Introduction

Tim specialises in employment and commercial litigation.

His practice includes the full range of statutory claims before the ET and common law actions in the High Court.

Tim is often instructed to act for or against banks and financial institutions. Current work includes acting for a bank, led by Charles Ciumei QC in hard fought litigation in the EAT and Court of Appeal, acting against a large sovereign wealth fund in High Court proceedings and representing a real estate investment fund in strike out proceedings.

Tim also regularly acts for professionals, including medical professionals, teachers, bankers, journalists and accountants.

Tim has experience of international law and foreign jurisdictions. He holds a Masters Degree in International Law and prior to coming to the Bar, spent time working for the United Nations in a War Crimes Tribunal in Sarajevo.

In addition to his legal practice Tim also lectures and publishes. He is a guest lecturer at two London universities and has authored numerous articles on a range of legal topics.

Employment Law

ET and EAT

  • Led by Charles Ciumei QC in Taylor v Kuwait Investment Office ET proceedings resisted on state and diplomatic immunity grounds (2022).
  • Led by Edward Brown QC in aviation employment status case: Lutz v (1) Ryanair (2) McGinley Aviation (2022) (on appeal to the EAT).
  • Successfully struck out a whistleblowing and discrimination claim; acting for the Respondent real estate investment fund (2021).
  • Successfully struck out a disability discrimination claim; acting for the Respondent High Street Bank (2019).
  • Successfully defended majority of claims (remaining on appeal to the EAT); acting for multi-millionaire entrepreneur (2021).
  • Led by Charles Ciumei QC in Plant v Bank of Beirut; acting for Respondent bank in a heavy-duty whistleblowing and discrimination claim in the ET and EAT and Court of Appeal 2018-2022 (ongoing).
  • Advising a BBC Journalist in relation to restructure and redundancy matters (2021).
  • Advising well known news anchor in relation to discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.
  • Acting and advising for Respondent in complex multi-party TUPE proceedings in the ET (2020).
  • Successfully acted for Respondent tech company in Bennett & Day v Geeks 2020 (on appeal to the EAT) in case on the application of restraint of trade and enforceability of recovery of training costs clauses. The case has been reported here.
  • Acting for the Claimant in an appeal involving allegations of judicial bias (Anderson v Royal Mail Group Plc UKEATPA/1159/14/RN).
  • Acting for the Respondent in an appeal on time limits (Majid v AA Solicitors Limited UKEATPA/0742/14/JOJ).

Restraint of trade & confidentiality 

  • Acting for recruitment agency in case involving employee breach of restrictive covenants; confidentiality; fiduciary duties and conspiracy to procure a breach of contract (2022).
  • Acting for wealth management company in case involving breach of express and implied terms of confidentiality (2022).
  • Acting for recruitment agency in application for contempt of court (2022).
  • Advising haulage company in restraint of trade case (2021).
  • Successfully acted for Respondent tech company in Bennett & Day v Geeks 2020 (on appeal to the EAT) in case on the application of restraint of trade and enforceability of recovery of training costs clauses. The case has been reported here.

Cases in the healthcare sector 

  • Acting for a dental surgery in Covid related contractual claim in the County Court.
  • Advising a dental surgery in relation to issues arising out of the Covid furlough scheme.
  • Acting for a Consultant Cardiologist in ET proceedings.
  • Advising a high net worth Consultant Psychiatrist in relation to a redundancy claim.
  • Advising a Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon in relation to restraint of trade and restrictive covenants.
  • Advising a Consultant Surgeon in relation to a constructive dismissal claim.
  • Advising a GP in a partnership dispute.
  • Acting for a Radiologist in a professional disciplinary hearing.
  • Acting for a Pharmacist in a pregnancy discrimination claim.
  • Acting for a Harley Street therapy clinic in litigation focused on restraint of trade and restrictive covenants.
  • Acting for the Hospital Director of a private hospital in a case involving allegations of disability discrimination

High Court & Arbitration

  • Acting as sole counsel against a large sovereign wealth fund in Kuwait Investment Office v Taylor & Hard; a case involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy to procure a breach of contract and procuring a breach of contract. The case has been reported here.
  • Acted as sole counsel in a multi-party conspiracy to procure a breach of contract claim against a leading QC (Pepe's Piri Piri Ltd & Anor v Junaid & Ors [2019] EWHC 2097 (QB).
    Advising in a breach of contract (franchise agreement) claim (QB) (ongoing).
  • Acting for Claimant in LCIA arbitration proceedings in breach of contract claim involving interim application for security for costs (2022).
  • Acting for Defendant in ICC arbitration proceedings in breach of contract claim involving recusal application concerning apparent bias (2021).
  • Multi-party fraud claim involving multiple complex interim applications (Chancery Division).
  • Successfully argued the Defendants were the real winners where Claimant awarded less than 1% of damages sought (Pepe's Piri Piri Ltd and Another v Junaid and Others [2019] Costs LR 1881) in conspiracy to procure a breach of contract and procuring a breach of contract claim.
  • Successfully obtained an interim injunction acting for Dragon’s Den’s ‘Chika’s Foods’ in a case involving employee misuse of social media (Chika’s Foods & another v Jarratt 2018 (QB).
  • Successfully obtained an interim injunction in a complex company and partnership dispute.
  • Application for contempt of court (C v H [2016] EWHC 2366 (QB).

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