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Tim Green specialises in health and safety law, environmental work and financial investigations. His clients include FTSE 100 companies and their officers. He acts as the Attorney General of the Isle of Man in respect of the Island’s largest ever investigation into financial crime. Appointed as a part—time Circuit Judge at 39 years old, Tim has been consistently recommended by the legal directories for combining the highest quality advocacy and legal analysis, with an approachable and open style.
Tim was awarded the prizes “Health and Safety Barrister of the Year” for both 2017 and 2016 by The Lawyer Monthly magazine. In the last two years he has been instructed to defend or prosecute 25 cases involving death or serious injury at work. He is typically against QCs and appears in cases attracting national media interest. Tim has a strong grounding in the responsibility of large companies and their directors for sub-contractors and a great deal of experience cross-examining expert witnesses. Tim’s health and safety work includes regular instructions to appear at the Coroner’s Court. He frequently represents large public bodies, companies and families of the deceased in jury inquests and where Article 2 of the ECHR is engaged.
Tim has been recognised as one of the UK’s leaders in environmental law since he successfully appeared for the defence in the leading environmental case of EA v Thorn International  EWHC 2595 (Admin). In the last 10 years, he has received many instructions to advise and defend the UK’s largest environmental concerns and their directors is all aspects of environmental enforcement from pre-action advice and submissions; to appeals against the refusal of an environmental permit and/or Agency accreditation; to a 6-week Crown Court trial. Tim is a contributing editor to LexisNexis PSL on waste law.
Tim frequently advises and represents large commercial concerns facing investigation by the FCA, SFO, HMRC, Trading Standards and other financial regulators. In 2012 Tim was seconded to a “Technical Specialist” role at the Legal Review Team in the FCA Enforcement Division and subsequently led FCA enforcement activity against banks, hedge funds, investment houses, retail financial services firms and senior managers giving him a good knowledge of FCA principles, rules, powers and processes. He is an editor of the Lexis Nexis Encyclopaedia of Financial Services Law.
Tim has a particular interest in AML law, the rules of beneficial ownership and financial regulation in Off-Shore Financial Centres. Exercising the powers of the Attorney General of the Isle of Man in respect of the Island’s largest ever criminal investigation – a complex multi-jurisdictional tax and money laundering inquiry – Tim appeared in the first ever civil asset recovery case to reach the IOM Appeal Division. Tim is also a contributing editor to the latest edition of The Proceeds of Crime by Millington and Sutherland Williams writing the chapters on money laundering and suspicious activity reports.
Recent business crime instructions include the following:
Re A developer 2017
Advising a leading solicitor’s firm on its regulatory obligations in respect of the sale of in-vestments in an unregulated collective investment scheme.
Re Peer to Peer Lending 2017
Advising a large US investor on the FCA rules governing P2P lending platforms and associated regulation.
In Re Claims Management Co. 2016
Advised one of the UK’s largest claims management in respect of its obligations under the Enterprise Act pursuant to an investigation by trading standards.
In Re Transport Commissioner and B Ltd 2016
Advised and represented a FTSE 100 company before the Transport Commissioner in respect of claims of fraud and breach of vehicle licensing regulations.
In FCA v R Ltd 2016
Advised and represented a very well-known internet brand in respect of an FCA investigation into miss-selling of shares and capital.
Re Offshore Gaming Co. 2016
Advised regarding asset tracing and off-shore gaming law in the context of heavy commercial litigation arising out of a shareholder dispute.
Re Brydge 2015
Advised venture capitalist firm on the law, principles and rules governing a complex and novel investment scheme.
Re Consumer Credit Licences 2015
Advised three US lenders on the relevant law, FCA principles and rules applicable to consumer credit licences for “payday loans”.
Re H UK Limited 2015
Advised UK investment firm with $1bn under management on acquisition of claims management company and compliance with FSMA and the FCA Handbook.
Re Investment Co 2015
Advised an investment company on the application Prospectus Rules and issue of mini-bonds for P2P lending.
Re the FSCS 2014
Represented multiple investors on a successful challenge to the FSCS following liquidation of regulated firms.
Re A major health insurer 2014
Successfully advised a leading private health insurer on the application of FCA Handbook to sale of insurance products to schools.
Re A leading solicitor’s firm 2014
Successfully advised a leading solicitor of the application of CIS rules to the sale of apartments to investors in China.
Operation S 2014
Led and advised an investigation into fraud and financial wrong doing by company directors in an off-shore financial centre. The investigation was highly sensitive and linked to the prosecution of prominent law officers in the jurisdiction.
Proceeds of Crime
Recent instructions in proceeds of crime work include:
Re B v HAG IOM 2017
The first cash forfeiture appeal to reach the IOM Appeal Division in a precedent setting Judgement.
EA v Singh and Bhagria 2016
Confiscation of £3m following large scale environmental crime.
Re Restraint/cash forfeiture in Operation B 2016
Multi-jurisdictional restraint and cash forfeiture arising out of a global investigation in tax evasion and money laundering. Focus on off-shore financial centres. Precedent-setting judgement re use of cash forfeiture powers during concurrent criminal investigation.
Re S Southwark CC 2015
Unusually complex case to challenge a confiscation order made against a defendant where his assets were separately the subject of bankruptcy proceedings in Lichtenstein.
Re Patel Leicester CC 2014
Tim was briefed post-conviction to successfully defend a hidden assets claim worth £2.2m.
Appointments & Memberships
- Attorney General’s A Panel of approved regulatory advocates
- DPP’s Panel of approved specialist fraud advocates
- Recorder: Midland Circuit
Areas of Law
“He has experience of heavyweight money laundering matters.” Fraud: Crime, Legal 500 2017
“Very co-operative and takes a sensible approach.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2017
“He is very tenacious, sees the bigger picture and spots the good points.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2017
“He has a very good reputation, and he makes well-structured, attractive submissions where everything is very well thought through” POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, Chambers and Partners 2017
“He has great oral advocacy skills, he’s very good in court, and he has good strategic nous as well. He thinks of different ways of presenting the case and explores different angles so as to present it in the best possible way” POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, Chambers and Partners 2017
“He prosecutes complex cases for the CPS.” Fraud: Crime, Legal 500 2016
“Very commercially savvy. He’s also very bright, capable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. If you need him to, he can pull out all the stops and produce things at the eleventh hour.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“A very solid advocate on Environment Agency work.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“He is a very strong advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“He is probably one of the best out there in terms of confiscation work. He is very switched-on, approachable and easy to deal with.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“He is pleasant, straightforward to deal with and a safe pair of hands.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“He is really a jury advocate but he is also very good with client and client handling.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“Tim Green is fantastic and a very good advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“A highly skilled barrister who is incredibly impressive in front of a jury.” Chambers & Partners 2014
“Clients praised his commercial awareness.” Chambers & Partners 2014
“Recommended for regulatory work.” Legal 500 2014
“Very knowledgeable.” Legal 500 2013
“Recommended for complex, high value and banking fraud.” Legal 500 2012