A widely recognised commercial litigation specialist, Tim Castle advises and acts for clients in complex and difficult commercial and financial disputes, drawing on his wide ranging business, legal and regulatory experience.
He has had extensive experience in all aspects of commercial disputes in the areas of commercial law, company law, competition law, franchising, financial services, insolvency, equity, professional discipline and administrative law. Tim has a good grasp of accounting principles and has had considerable experience in working with financial experts.
Tim's wealth of experience advising and acting for major organisations in the public and private sector, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of business management, regulation and accounting, makes him a well rounded and sought after advocate.
Areas of Practice
Banking & Finance
Competition & Consumer Law
Equity & Trusts
Insolvency including Cross-Border Insolvency
Wills & Estates
Solicitor 1992, 2008–2012
Barrister 1992–2007, 2013 to date
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts (with honours), University of New England
Master of Business Administration, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
From 1992-2007, Tim was a barrister at Seven Wentworth Chambers for over 15 years and appeared in a number of leading corporate disputes including the Superleague case, Hungry Jacks v Burger King, and the C7 Dispute for Telstra. Prior to that, Tim was a commercial litigation solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, now King & Wood Mallesons.
Prior to returning to the Bar in 2013, Tim practiced as a partner at specialist corporate law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell, was a Senior Executive Leader in Financial Special Deterrence at ASIC, in-house Counsel at Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd, one of the largest restaurant franchisees in Australia, and had a range of other roles whilst acting as a solicitor in his own practice.
Tim has received mediation training with LEADR.
In 2013, Tim established, in Australia, the first UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee. Tim has spoken at a number of UNCITRAL and other international conferences on CISG and cross-border insolvency, and provided high level advice on a cross-border insolvency issue.
Tim has also represented LAWASIA at UNCITRAL Working Group I in relation to the development of a simplified company law for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.