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Tim Lord QC

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Tim Lord QC took Silk after 16 years at the Bar, on the strength of a broad commercial practice taking in not only banking and finance but insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, civil fraud, energy, conflict of laws, TMT and arbitration. His experience of playing first class rugby and cricket has stood him in good stead for both the adversarial aspects of litigation and the crucial need for teamwork.

Tim’s reputation as a cross-examiner and trial Silk means that he is regularly brought in to head up heavyweight disputes where he will lead a large team.  He is also increasingly instructed to hold the leading appellate brief in cases where he did not appear below. Tim was invited to speak on Appellate Advocacy at the IBA Annual Litigation Forum in Chicago, USA in May 2018. He undertakes work in offshore jurisdictions where he has rights of audience, as well as international arbitrations.

He is recommended as a leading Silk for Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, Professional Negligence and Civil Fraud by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, for Commercial Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Civil Fraud and Professional Negligence by Chambers & Partners and Insurance by Legal Experts.

Tim was awarded 'Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2013' at the Chambers Bar Awards 2013, and 'Banking and Finance Silk of the Year 2014' at the Chambers Bar Awards 2014.  He was also nominated for 'Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year' at the Legal 500 Awards 2014. In 2016 he was nominated by Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year. Since 2017, Tim has been highlighted by Who's Who Legal as one of the most highly regarded silks for Banking & Finance. 

Tim was awarded Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2018 at the Chambers Bar Awards 2018 and was nominated for Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. 



London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ Very creative and a fantastic advocate – he's very personable and fun to work with. ’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Brick Court Chambers is a 'top-class, go-to set for banking litigation' which solicitors note is 'able to deploy strong teams across all levels of seniority'. Unlike the sets in the top tier, the set's origins are not fixed in the banking world, so barristers have typically been a lot more versatile in acting for and against banks. Members have also been seeing a lot of Russia and fraud-related banking disputes; notable highlights including Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, in which Tim Lord QC led Simon Birt QC and Richard Eschwege, and The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, where Roger Masefield QC represented Nigeria. 

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ Perhaps one of the finest advocates of his generation. ’

Within: Commercial litigation

'A quality set across the board', Brick Court Chambers is 'pre-eminent for commercial disputes'. Clients note that the 'work ethic of the barristers and excellence of their work-product and delivery is almost always superb'. The set's hugely impressive workload demonstrates the esteem with which its barristers are held, as well as their versatility. Recent highlights include Holyoake v Candy Brothers, in which Tim Lord QC, Tom Adam QC and Ben Woolgar were among a group of five members acting for the defendants. Other major cases include Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, and SKATv Solo Capital Partners and (160) others.

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Fraud: civil

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Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ The standout barrister of choice. ’

Within: Fraud: civil

Brick Court Chambers is 'an excellent set with some very impressive junior lawyers', according to instructing solicitors. Members can regularly be found on some of the largest fraud cases to hit the London courts. Several members, including Tim Lord QC, are representing the defendants in SKAT v Solo Capital Partners and (160) others in which the Danish Tax Authority is seeking to recover £1.5bn in tax refunds to several international defendants accused of fraud. Arcadia Petroleum v Bosworth also involved various members on either side, including Mark Howard QC, Fionn Pilbrow QC and Richard Eschwege.

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Professional negligence

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Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ He is client friendly and a persuasive advocate. ’

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