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Tim Welch

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email tim.welch@42br.com

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Introduction

Tim specialises in employment and commercial litigation.

His practice includes the full range of statutory claims before the ET and common law actions in the High Court.

Tim is often instructed to act for or against banks and financial institutions. Current work includes acting for a bank, led by Charles Ciumei QC in hard fought litigation in the EAT and Court of Appeal, acting against a large sovereign wealth fund in High Court proceedings and representing a real estate investment fund in strike out proceedings.

Tim also regularly acts for professionals, including medical professionals, teachers, bankers and accountants.

Tim has experience of international law and foreign jurisdictions. He holds a Masters Degree in International Law and prior to coming to the Bar, spent time working for the United Nations in a War Crimes Tribunal in Sarajevo.

In addition to his legal practice Tim also lectures and publishes. He is a guest lecturer at two London universities and has authored numerous articles on a range of legal topics.

ET and EAT

  • Successfully struck out a whistleblowing and discrimination claim; acting for the Respondent real estate investment fund (2021).
  • Successfully struck out a disability discrimination claim; acting for the Respondent High Street Bank (2019).
  • Successfully defended majority of claims (remaining on appeal to the EAT); acting for multi-millionaire entrepreneur (2021).
  • Advising a BBC Journalist in relation to restructure and redundancy matters (2021).
  • Acting and advising for Respondent in complex multi-party TUPE proceedings in the ET (2020).
  • Successfully acted for Respondent tech company in Bennett & Day v Geeks 2020 (on appeal to the EAT) in case on the application of restraint of trade and enforceability of recovery of training costs clauses (https://www.ft.com/content/0164135c-0cfa-4efe-a78b-c2d0e8bdf937).
  • Acting for a Respondent bank as junior counsel led by Charles Ciumei QC in a heavy-duty whistleblowing and discrimination claim in the ET and EAT and Court of Appeal 2018-2021 (ongoing).
  • Led by QC in Taylor  v Kuwait Investment Office 2021 in ET proceedings resisted on state and diplomatic immunity grounds.
  • Acting for the Claimant in an appeal involving allegations of judicial bias (Anderson v Royal Mail Group Plc UKEATPA/1159/14/RN).
  • Acting for the Respondent in an appeal on time limits (Majid v AA Solicitors Limited UKEATPA/0742/14/JOJ).

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Cases involving medical professionals

  • Acting for a dental surgery in contractual claim in the County Court.
  • Advising a dental surgery in relation to issues arising out of the COVID-19 furlough scheme.
  • Acting for a Consultant Cardiologist in ET proceedings.
  • Advising a high net worth Consultant Psychiatrist in relation to a redundancy claim.
  • Advising a Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon in relation to restraint of trade and restrictive covenants.
  • Advising a Consultant Surgeon in relation to a constructive dismissal claim.
  • Advising a GP in a partnership dispute.
  • Acting for a Radiologist in a professional disciplinary hearing.
  • Acting for a Pharmacist in a pregnancy discrimination claim.
  • Acting for a Harley Street therapy clinic in litigation focused on restraint of trade and restrictive covenants.
  • Acting for the Hospital Director of a private hospital in a case involving allegations of disability discrimination.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons): First Class
  • LLM (Durham): International Law
  • Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize
  • BVC (ICSL)

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