Tim
Jacques

Barrister | Called 2008 |
Public Access Accredited

Tim Jacques

Background

Tim was born and brought up in the Midlands. He studied history at Magdalen College, Oxford, before undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in Birmingham. He completed a mixed pupillage supervised by our Head of Chambers, Andrew Tucker, and has since built a busy practice in civil and family finance work.

Tim is ranked as a Leading Junior by Legal 500 for his Personal Injury practice: ‘He has great empathy with clients, and is highly effective before a court.’

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Tim’s expertise

Civil

Personal Injury

Tim deals with cases involving fatal accidents, total career loss, and life-changing injuries.

Recent cases include:

  • Advising and representing a young motor racing driver who suffered a career-ending road traffic accident.
  • Assisting a claimant to obtain a substantial settlement in an employers’ liability amputation claim.
  • Advising and representing the family of the victim of a fatal workplace fire both at the inquest and during subsequent proceedings.
  • Advising and representing a child who suffered significant physical and psychological injuries in a horse-riding accident, resulting in a six-figure settlement of her claim.
  • Advising an apprentice who suffered complex facial injuries following an accident at work.
  • Advising and representing an employee whose injuries led to a career-ending pain syndrome.

Tim appears at inquests for both families and other interested parties.
He will accept instructions on a CFA basis in appropriate cases.

Chancery, Probate and Real Property

Tim’s chancery practice includes disputes concerning land, wills and trusts. He is frequently instructed to advise and represent parties in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, both at court and during mediations. He also has considerable experience of TLATA, farming and proprietary estoppel claims. Tim also acts in disputes concerning covenants, easements, adverse possession and the Party Wall Act.

Recent cases include:
• Acting for a claimant in an Inheritance Act claim involving farmland.
• Representing a widow in TLATA and Inheritance Act proceedings before the High Court.
• Acting for a widow in a proprietary estoppel claim brought by her son concerning the family farm.
• Advising and representing a homeowner in TLATA proceedings against his estranged daughter.
• Representing a claimant in a trespass claim arising from badly executed building work.
• Advising a landowner about a network of easements and restrictive covenants over a private road.

Family

Property and Finance

Tim accepts instructions in family financial remedy cases. His experience includes disputes about: farms; overseas assets; company and pension valuation; the enforceability of settlement agreements; disposal of assets. He seeks to provide clear, pragmatic advice to his clients at every stage of the court process.

Recent cases include:

  • Obtaining a settlement on “clean break” terms for a high-earning banker.
  • Securing a favourable pension sharing order for a wife who had lost capacity.
  • Successfully representing a husband in resisting his ex-wife’s application to avoid the terms of a separation agreement.
  • Representing a wife in financial remedy proceedings in which husband attempted to ring-fence an £800,000 inheritance;
  • Representing a wife in a case involving disputed overseas property, intervener claims by her children, undisclosed assets and disputed inheritance.

Cohabitation Disputes

Tim accepts instructions in cohabitation disputes and claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA). He has advised and represented clients in matters concerning constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, farmland and the administration of estates.

His chancery experience means that he is as comfortable in the County or High Court as he is in the Family Court.

Recent cases include:

  • Acting for a farmer’s widow in resisting her son’s proprietary estoppel claim for the entire beneficial interest in her late husband’s farm.
  • Representing a father in resisting his daughter’s claim to rectify an express declaration of trust.
  • Assisting a client to realise her beneficial interest in a property which she had purchased jointly with her then-partner.
Awards
  • Lord Justice Sachs Entrance Exhibitioner, Middle Temple