Tim finished his secondary school education in the United Kingdom and travelled to New Zealand to study law and gained his LLB in 1975.
Tim is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, Australasian College of Community Association of Lawyers and Strata Community Association (NZ) Chapter. Tim is also a member of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section.
Tim has been involved with the Law Society (both the New Zealand Law Society and Auckland District Law Society) since the mid-1980’s. He started in mid-1980’s as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Auckland District Law Society. He then became a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New Zealand Law Society where he served for many years and continued on to the NZLS CLE Limited Board.
For four years between 1988 and 1992, Tim was a Council member of the Auckland District Law Society. He served on the Complaints Committee, Costs Committee and Property Committee of the Auckland District Law Society as well as continuing his membership of the CLE Committee.
Tim was a President’s appointee on the founding Executive of the Property Law Section of NZLS where he served for two years.
In 1996 he was appointed to the role of Property Law Section representative on the Working Party for the Digitisation of the Land Registry. He served as a member of the Working Party and as co-convener of the Property Law Section Land Title Committee for many years before retiring from that in 2012. Over this period of time, he sat on the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Steering Committee for the Digitisation of the Land Registry through to the development of Landonline. In 2003 Tim and the Registrar General of Lands, R Muir delivered a seminar for legal and survey profession around New Zealand on the new form of land titles and survey registration processes.
In 2008 Tim was selected to serve on the Auckland Branch Council of the New Zealand Law Society. He served as an elected member of the Council, Vice President and then President for a period of three years, up to and including 2016.
In 2016, he was elected as the Auckland Branch Vice President of the New Zealand Law Society and a member of the New Zealand Law Society Board. Tim also serves on the New Zealand Law Society Regulatory Governance Group.
- New Zealand Law Society
- Auckland District Law Society
- Australian College of Community Association Lawyers Inc.
- Strata Community Australia (NZ) Chapter
- New Zealand Bar Association
- Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society
- NZLS – Vice President (Auckland) and Board Member
- SCA NZ Executive Committee Member
- Property Law Section Law- Reform Panel Member
- New Zealand Law Society- Governance Group Member
- Property Law Section -Working Party on the Unit titles Act 2010 member.