Tim Constable > Dentons > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile



Tim is a geographic lead of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice and is based in the Milton Keynes office.

As a commercial litigator, Tim resolves complex commercial disputes by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. He focuses on disputes involving commercial contracts, franchising, professional indemnity, commercial fraud, sales of goods, product liability, corporate disputes and commercial agency related matters. He also has extensive experience in freezing injunctions and search and seizure orders. Most of his cases involve an international element.

Tim is a CEDR accredited mediator and well-known mediation advocate, having advised in more than 100 mediations. He has written in the business press, including The Financial Times and InterContinental Finance & Law magazine, and regularly lectures in the UK and the Republic of Ireland on mediation, bribery and lender professional indemnity claims. Tim is qualified to practice in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.


Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 1995

Accredited mediator, CEDR, 2006


College of Law, 1994, Legal Practice Course, (Distinction)

Exeter University, 1989, LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Professional negligence

Dentons has in recent years consolidated its professional negligence teams by closing its Watford office to merge with its base in Milton Keynes, which particularly focuses on construction matters in addition to representing lenders including several major banks. James Fairbairn has nearly 40 years of experience, including work as a solicitor advocate, and is overseeing the expansion of the firm’s sports litigation practice. CEDR-accredited mediator Tim Constable‘s work, meanwhile, is focused on lender claims – he sits on the professional negligence panels of a number of lenders, including ten years for Barclays Bank. He is supported by senior associate Sarah Rutnah, who is focused on claims involving fraud.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

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Dentons represents clients in various areas of law such as product liability, asset finance, professional negligence, franchising, fraud, data protection and construction. The team has a diverse clientele across sectors including banking, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, transport, retail and energy. The practice is well versed in alternative dispute resolution methods such as adjudication and arbitration. New team head Louisa Caswell joined from Addleshaw Goddard while James Fairbairn  is well-regarded for breach of contract matters. Tim Constable handles international disputes while Rob Francis covers public inquiry work. Sarah Rutnah is another experienced litigator.