Public and Regulatory
Tim has experience in defending and prosecuting within a wide range of regulatory crime and is frequently instructed to prosecute on behalf of local authorities. By way of illustration he recently prosecuted a national solar thermal heating company in a widely publicised case concerning false claims made in respect to solar thermal heating systems. He has also successfully defended a company director alleged to have been involved in the supply of millions of pounds worth of counterfeit Microsoft software. His particular areas of experience are in:
- Trade Descriptions
- Trade Marks and Copyright
- Food Safety
- Animals; Animal Cruelty, Cattle Database Regulations and related legislation
- Medicines Act and related regulations.
Timothy Bradbury is also regularly instructed to advise in relation to, and appear in, Police Disciplinary hearings.
- Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation v Carlin Boat Charter Limited  EWHC 1359 Admin - Successful challenge, following Case Stated to Divisional Court, as to validity of fisheries bye-law made pursuant to Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1996 on grounds of ultra vires/ irrationality/ illegality
- Dorset County Council v David Yeates House  EWCA Crim 2270 - Cattle Database and Cattle Identification Regulations 1998/ Proper construction of regulation enforcing EC obligations/ Effect of repeal of EC Regulation on domestic regulations.
Asset and Tax Recovery
Timothy Bradbury is instructed in cash forfeiture proceedings and to act on behalf of local authorities in relation to confiscation proceedings in the field of regulatory crime.
He also regularly prosecutes and defends in the field of serious crime. In particular he is frequently instructed on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in relation to drug importations, tax and duty evasion offences. In this capacity he regularly conducts and advises in relation to confiscation proceedings invariably multi-handed cases with very substantial benefit/assets. He has also been instructed to appear on behalf of the AFU.
Senior junior with a strong reputation for his skilful prosecutions on behalf of HMRC as well as other government bodies. He has expertise as a defender and prosecutor in all manner of tax cases, fraud and regulatory crime. He is also regularly instructed in serious crime cases, including those concerning major drugs conspiracies, rape and murder.
Strengths: "He is brilliant in cross-examinations, especially on the technical matters. When it comes to jury speeches, he is excellent." "He presents his cases brilliantly. He can focus on the key issues in a case in order to present it clearly, coherently and effectively."
Recent work: Acted as leading junior in R v Keay, prosecuting historic and recent offences of intergenerational child sexual abuse and rape.
Chambers UK 2021/Crime - Band 2
Strengths: "He is always a safe pair of hands and a reliable choice." "Fair and unflappable."
Recent work: Prosecuted a senior British Army officer accused of raping a United States Air Force captain.
Chambers UK 2020/Crime - Band 3
He is also regularly instructed in major drugs conspiracy cases. He is particularly well versed with fisheries, animal and firearm cases.
Successfully defended a principal party in a seven-handed conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.
Chambers UK 2019/Crime
Strengths: "He is very easy to work with and gives very good, sound advice."
Chambers UK 2018/Crime
Recent work: Instructed by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division in relation to a multi-handed cyber repayment fraud case involving an international organised crime group.
Chambers UK 2017/Crime
'An experienced junior who is instructed to act on behalf of both claimants and defendants in criminal cases relating to drugs, fraud, serious violence and arms trafficking offences.
Strengths: "He has a real capacity for hard work, an emphasis on polished, fluent advocacy and an effective courtroom style."'
Chambers UK 2016/Crime
'...has a mixed prosecution and defence practice with particular expertise in fraud, drugs conspiracy cases and violent crime.
Expertise: "He is a great advocate, well suited to top-end, serious cases."'
Chambers UK 2015/Crime
'...a criminal practitioner with considerable experience of prosecuting on behalf of the CPS, HMRC and other government agencies. His expertise covers a range of regulatory crime and fraud.'
Chambers UK 2014/Crime
‘A fearsome advocate, his cross-examinations are unrivalled on the Western Circuit.’
Legal 500 2021/Crime – Leading juniors - Tier 1
‘An outstanding advocate with a first-class intellect.’
Legal 500 2020/Crime – Leading juniors - Tier 1
'A dedicated barrister who remains calm under fire.'
Legal 500 2018/19/Crime – Leading juniors - Tier 1
‘He has a measured and influential manner before both the judge and jury.’
Legal 500 2017/Crime – Leading juniors
'Well known for fraud prosecutions'
Legal 500 2016/Crime – Leading juniors
'His practice includes fraud, drugs importation and serious violent and sexual offences cases'
Legal 500 2015/Crime – Leading juniors
'One of his strong suits is his prosecution work for HMRC in tax fraud cases'
Legal 500 2014/Crime: Leading Juniors
‘highly regarded by the judiciary’
Legal 500 2013/Crime
- LLB (Hons) Southampton
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Standing Counsel to Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office (Western Circuit)
- Legally Qualified Chair Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS)
- Legal Assessor to Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Appeals Committee Member Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
- Grade 4 Serious Crime Group Panel
- Grade 4 Fraud Panel
- Grade 4 Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel
- Grade 4 Proceeds of Crime Panel
- Criminal Bar Association
- Western Circuit
Timothy Bradbury is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information