Tim Sheppard > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
Fifth Floor, 7 Savoy Court


An employment and discrimination law practitioner, who also specialises in planning and public law. On the employment/discrimination front, has been instructed by a wide range of clients from multi-national companies, NHS Trusts, national charities, local authorities to the individual; acts for Respondents and Claimants. Tim has extensive experience of discrimination claims, unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal, redundancy, breach of contract and restraint of trade disputes. He has represented clients in the court of Appeal, the High Court, the EAT, the County Court and in most of the ETs nationally. On the planning/public law front Tim practices in planning, environmental and administrative law, including judicial and statutory review. He acts for developers, including major house builders, local authorities, residents associations and also undertakes voluntary work for Planning Aid for London. Tim has experience of major public inquiries and multi-party appeals. A regular public speaker at Chambers and other events, Tim has also appeared in Legal T.V and on BBC local radio.


Called to the Bar 1995; awarded Duke of Edinburgh Entrance scholarship, Inner Temple Bursary award, Lawrence Atwell’s award; prior to the Bar taught for periods in New Zealand and Spain and gained experience of the NGO sector – as a volunteer for Survival and Amnesty International.


Spanish, intermediate French.


ELA; Planning and Environmental Bar Association.


Edinburgh University (BSc Hons); University College London (LLM).


Travel, sport, gardening.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tim Sheppard – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Tim is an intellectual and has a sharp mind with an approachable manner. He is quick in turning around work. He is an excellent cross-examiner and very thorough.’  

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Tim Sheppard – No5 Barristers’ ChambersPersonable with clients and doesn’t blind them with the law – speedy responses and an excellent advocate in hearing, virtually and in person.