Timothy H Spain > Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC
Trinity Chambers
THE CUSTOM HOUSE, QUAYSIDE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 3DE
England

Position

  • Family
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Children
  • Public and Private Law
  • Family Law Arbitration (including Children Scheme)
  • Public Interest Immunity Disclosure 
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Capacity
  • Court of Protection
  • Care Homes 
  • Education
  • Safeguarding
  • Regulatory

CASES

Timothy is a recognised expert in high value ancillary and financial relief cases, especially those involving companies, partnerships, farms, “hidden wealth” and insolvency.

He is a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) Panel and as a Family Dispute Resolution Facilitator and Arbitrator is qualified to conduct family law arbitrations and make orders under the IFLA rules, including in matrimonial finance and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 proceedings. He is also qualified to undertake arbitrations under the Children Scheme.

Timothy has extensive experience of dealing with Local Authority Public law Children cases.

He is regularly instructed in relation to Court of Protection matters relating to vulnerable adults. He also deals with issues relating to care home fees.

Timothy is frequently instructed by Local Authorities in relation to safeguarding issues.

He has also Chaired Independent Services Case Reviews.

Career

Called 1983; Gray’s Inn; deputy district judge.

Memberships

FLBA; Bar Pro Bono Unit; Resolution (affiliate), IFLA Panel 2013.

Education

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1982 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Timothy SpainTrinity ChambersConfident, very good with clients, and reliably excellent with paperwork.