Clerking team

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson

Senior Clerk Chester

Sarah Philpotts

Lead Civil & Family Clerk

Sophie Dobson

Family & Civil Clerk

Tim is undertaking a pupillage in Family law, practicing in the Family Division and the Court of Protection under the supervision of Lucinda France-Hayhurst and Kerry Holt.

Coming from a background in Scots law and subsequently qualifying in England and Wales, Tim has a broad experience of the law across the differing jurisdictions of the UK. He also has studied both public and private international law, and is knowledgeable about cross jurisdictional family law, refugee and asylum law, and international criminal law.

Tim has a keen analytical mind and a warm and approachable disposition.

Prior to joining chambers, Tim worked at two of the most prominent law firms in South Wales with areas of focus being public law and property disputes. He worked on the team representing bereaved families from Wales on the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, ensuring attention was given to the concerns of the families who lost loved ones during the pandemic.


  • LLB (Hons) Scots Law (First Class), University of Glasgow
  • LLM International and European Union Law (Distinction), Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Graduation Diploma of Law in England and Wales (Commendation), Cardiff University
  • Bar Training Course (Very Competent), Cardiff University


  • The Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Scholarship – the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • The Northern Circuit