Tim has been instructed in numerous cases involving Serious Organised Crime, especially Organised Crime Groups involved in substantial drug importation and supply. He is one of the Leading Barristers in England and Wales in EncroChat cases, instructed in more than 40 Encro cases. He is frequently instructed in gang-related killings.
Featured Organised Crime cases
Operation Estavan, Manchester Minshull Street
Encro Preparatory Hearing before Dove J. and interlocutory Court of Appeal before Fulford L.J. –  EWCA Crim 1447
Operation Oberon (Cardiff Crown Court)
Encro Preparatory Hearing before Griffiths J.
Operation Hobart (Winchester Crown Court and Court of Appeal)
Colombian cocaine pipeline estimated at £400m every six months. Initial trial took 1 year, before success in the Court of Appeal on issues of disclosure (with Special Counsel). Secured acquittal at retrial when his legal argument, relating to admissibility of Colombian telecoms intercept and acquittals of erstwhile co-defendants, led to Crown offering no evidence.
Operation Gobbed (Bristol Crown Court)
importation by sea of 1 tonne of Cocaine.
Operation Keyhole (Bournemouth Crown Court)
Encro Class A conspiracy re 450kgs.
Operation Wizard (Swansea Crown Court)
Encro Class A and firearms importation conspiracy.
Northern Circuit (Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston)
Operations Florence, Taillight, Illinois, Aquarium, Downey, Malaga and Quebec – Encro Class A conspiracies.
Midlands Circuit (Birmingham)
Operations Scorch, Surrounding, Hakea and Absorb – Encro Class A Conspiracies.
South Eastern Circuit (Aylesbury, Ipswich, Luton, Basildon, Kingston, Croydon, Guildford) – Operations Eternal, Saco, Orochi, Syncopize, Coadminster, Guava, Mousetrap, Netty, Coast, Costello, Saffire, Shania, Maputo, Creedence and Gem – Encro Class A conspiracies.
London (Southwark, Inner London, Snaresbrook, Wood Green) – Operations Sandstone, Elapse, Cigarfish, Stranraer, Sharpener, Wulfenia, Direen, Solanum, Crinks, Soku and Sopot – Encro Class A conspiracies and Encro firearms and kidnap conspiracy.