Tim grew up in New Plymouth and attended Spotswood College before heading to Otago University to complete a degree in Law and a Science degree in Physiology and Psychology. Tim joined Billings in 1993 and has been a partner in the Commercial/Property team since 1999. Tim works with a number of Taranaki’s leading businesses, particularly in the areas of contracts, acquisitions, corporate structures and finance. Tim also has an extensive property law practice including house sales and purchases, landlord and tenant issues, land subdivision and property development. Tim is also highly regarded in the areas of Trust law, Wills and Estate administration. Tim is a trustee of the Spotswood College Alumni Trust, a past member of the Central School Board of Trustees and a committee member for FC Western Football Club. Outside of the law, Tim enjoys participating in many sports and outdoor activities.
Tim's philosophy and approach to the law is client-focused:
'It is not simply about knowing the law. It is about being able to communicate effectively with your client to understand their needs, then applying the law to achieve a practical and effective outcome for your client.'