Tim Cooke-Hurle > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

Work Department

Position

Tim Cooke-Hurle practices in a broad range of civil and international law, with a particular focus on clinical negligence claims, product liability claims, inquests, sexual abuse claims, international environmental torts claims and cases raising business and human rights issues.

Career

In his civil practice, Tim often represents claimants in clinical negligence cases arising from catastrophic and birth injuries. He has particular experience in multiparty and group actions, having assisted in several very large group action claims in the UK civil courts. He is also instructed in a number of multi-party product liability claims, several claims arising from the sexual abuse of children and maintains a busy inquest practice.

Tim has particular experience in international business and human rights claims, including as junior counsel in cases such as The Bodo Community v Shell and The Ogale Community v Shell, both cases arising from oil pollution in Nigeria, Various v African Barrick Gold, concerning mining operations in Tanzania and Various v British Airways and Simon Woods in Kenya. He also advises in relation to complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, such as in the case of Crude Accountability v the KPO Consortium in Kazakhstan and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain v the Formula One Group. He has advised on business and human rights issues in a wide range of other sectors.

Tim has a first class law degree, graduating at the top of his year from the London School of Economics. He gained his Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Thouron Scholar. He was awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn for his BPTC.

Languages

French

Memberships

Employment Law Association
Justice
Liberty
Lincoln’s Inn
UKELA
UKHRLA

Education

BPTC (2012)
LLM, University of Pennsylvania, June 2005
LLB, First Class Honours, London School of Economics, June 2004