• Employment Lawyers Association

Instructing Tim Walker

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Tim Walker’s practice focuses on the problems faced by small and medium sized enterprises in the commercial and employment fields.

A former international hockey player, Tim also has a keen interest in sport and legal matters relating to sport.

Tim’s commercial experience covers a wide range of cases that typically include contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, share sale agreements, civil fraud and asset recovery, breach of fiduciary duties and partnership. He is experienced in freezing orders and other forms of interim relief. His practice also extends to proprietary estoppel and constructive and resulting trusts, TOLATA claims, insurance claims, and professional negligence.

In the employment field, Tim offers extensive experience in unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination claims, acting for both employers (including public bodies) and employees in the Employment Tribunal and civil courts, as well as advising clients generally on employment matters: TUPE, redundancies, stress at work and discrimination. Tim also has experience of various regulatory tribunals. The enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants is an area of particular interest.

In the Sports Law field, Tim has acted for various clubs, bodies and individuals in relation to a variety of sporting matters. Previous clients include, Gianluca Vialli, David Lloyd, Lincoln City FC, Southend Rugby Club and the CEO of British Judo.

Legal Expertise

Commercial

Tim’s commercial practice extends to contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, derivative actions, share sale agreements, civil fraud and asset recovery, breach of directors’ and fiduciary duties and partnership.

He has acted in various section 994 petitions involving e.g. AMT Coffee, a coach operator, a claims handling company, a private airfield, a caravan park operator, a vehicle repair company (complicated by the existence of a lucrative option to purchase the premises for development purposes), a property company and a lap-dancing business.

Tim is experienced in freezing orders and other forms of interim relief, providing legal and tactical advice to ensure that Claimants can act swiftly to secure and recover misappropriated assets.

Tim’s practice also extends to proprietary estoppel and constructive and resulting trusts, TOLATA claims, insurance claims, and professional negligence and he has experience representing accountants and insolvency practitioners in regulatory proceedings.

Notable Commercial cases

Re AMT Coffee Ltd [2019] EWHC 46 (Ch)

Unfair prejudice petition.

Intrinsiq Ltd v Dixon, Dycotec Ltd & Ors

Alleged destruction and misuse of confidential information; diversion of corporate opportunities; negotiation/user damages.

Al-Ko Kober Ltd v Sambhi [2018] EWHC 3523 (QB)

Committal and sentencing for breach of injunction.

Sait v Durbar [2017] 4 WLUK 438

Interpretation of contracts; actual and apparent authority.

Brooker & Wilson v St Paul [2017] EWHC 3510 (QB)

Service of application for permission to issue Writ of Possession.

The Northampton Regional Livestock Centre Company Limited v Cowling [2015] EWCA (civ) 651

Agents' powers and duties; Breach of fiduciary duty; Directors' powers and duties; Joint and several liability; Professional negligence; Vicarious liability.

Khoshkhou v Cooper [2014] EWHC 1087 (Ch)

Unfair prejudice; minority seeking to buy out majority.

Kooh Veisi Trading Co v Parsai [2013] EWHC 420 (Ch)

Dishonest assistance and fraud.

MMP Gmbh (Formerly Antal International Network Gmbh) v Antal International Network Ltd [2011] EWHC 1120 (Comm)

Successfully defending a £2m claim by a franchisee against a franchisor for damages arising on the termination of an international franchise for alleged repudiatory breach by the franchisee.

Greene Wood McLean LLP v Templeton Insurance Ltd [2010] EWHC 2679

Contribution and insurance coverage (led by Derek Sweeting QC).

Gill v Sandhu [2005] EWCA Civ 1297, [2006] Ch 456

Distribution of income and capital profits on the winding up of a partnership.


Employment

Tim has over 30 years’ experience advising and acting for both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law both in tribunal and the civil courts including:

  • All aspects of unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancies
  • TUPE
  • Discrimination
  • Post termination restrictive covenants

Tim’s clients include a variety of businesses, local authorities, high earning individuals, directors, partners and several of the solicitors firms that instruct him.

Notable Employment cases

Advising an employment agency on the lawfulness of its pay structure in relation to holiday pay and minimum wage.

Acting for a Trader dismissed for use of inappropriate language and humour on Bloomberg chat.

Establishing the employment status of a tennis club’s professional coach and defending the club against unfair dismissal and discrimination claims arising from her dismissal when pregnant.

Defending an employer against a TUPE claim arising from a pre-pack administration.

Representing a Michelin starred chef in relation to his alleged breach of post-termination restrictive covenants.

Acting for an advertising creative caught in TUPE crossfire between transferor and transferee on an alleged service provision change.

Navigating an employer through the complex issues arising in relation to the management and eventual dismissal for gross misconduct of a difficult long-standing employee who was undergoing gender reassignment from a man to a woman.

Defending unfair dismissal claims arising out of multiple redundancies implemented by a well-known jewellery maker.

Acting for a dismissed CEO in unfair and wrongful dismissal claims and claims for failure to provide an agreed equity entitlement.

Acting for an employer in respect of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claims brought by a dismissed alcoholic manager suffering from depression.

Successfully securing a settlement for a director against a well known bank in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims.


Sports Law

In the Sports Law field, Tim has acted for various clubs, bodies and individuals in relation to a variety of sporting matters.

Notable Sports Law cases

Darren Pitcher v Huddersfield Town FC (2001) (led by Augustus Ullstein QC)

Acting for a football player whose career was ended by injury following a tackle in a match played in the then First Division.

Yasmin Clarke v (1) David Lloyd (2) David Lloyd Group Ltd (3) David Lloyd Sports Management Co [2011] EWHC 4079 (QB)

Successfully defending discrimination and breach of contract claims brought by an aspiring junior tennis player against her management company and David Lloyd.

Establishing the employment status of a tennis club’s professional coach and defending the club against unfair dismissal and discrimination claims arising from her dismissal when pregnant.

Representing a Football Club suing its manager for resigning in breach of contract.

Acting for a director shareholder in a dispute over ownership of a non-league Football Club and its FA membership.

Representing a rugby club and players against charges relating to abusing an official by players and spectators.

Representing the CEO of a sports governing body in relation to an investigation concerning management and governance issues.


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