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Tim Green is recommended by Chambers and Partners 2019 as Band 1 counsel in both health and safety work and environmental law. Since 2008 Chambers UK has also recognised Tim as a leader at the Bar for financial investigations saying that “He has experience of heavyweight money laundering matters” and that he is “Recommended for complex, high value and banking fraud.” Chambers UK describes Tim as “a highly skilled barrister who is incredibly impressive in front of a jury”, and adds that “he is a meticulous, hardworking and very friendly.”

Tim’s clients include: (a) international and national law firms, such as: Pinsent Masons, DWF, BLM, Shoosmiths, Eversheds Sutherland and DAC Beachcroft, Duane Morris, Gowling WLG; (b) FTSE 100 companies, global financial institutions and their officers; (c) The Pensions Regulator, FCA, HMRC, HSE, EA and off-shore governments.

Tim has been one of the Attorney General’s “A Panel” of regulatory counsel since 2012. He has appeared in many of the most sensitive and complex cases in health and safety/environmental practice over the last 10 years including the leading appellate decisions of JHSL v HSE [2018] EWCA Crim 30 and EA v Thorn International [2008] EWHC 2595 (Admin). Tim is frequently instructed to appear in inquests before a jury or where A2 HRA is engaged.

In a unique appointment, Tim acts as the Attorney General of the Isle of Man in respect of the Island’s largest ever investigation: an inquiry into multi-jurisdictional tax fraud, money laundering and financial crime. He co-edits the OUP’s “The Proceeds of Crime” and set a new precedent in off-shore asset recovery in Bell v HMAG [2017] 2 DS 11.

Over recent years Chambers and Partners/Legal 500 have added the following comments about Tim’s work:

“He is very tenacious, sees the bigger picture and spots the good points.”

“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”

“He has a very good reputation, and he makes well-structured, attractive submissions where everything is very well thought through”

“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.

“He is extremely good and has lots of very practical experience. He has a nice manner, is very easy-going and is easy to work with.”

“Tim Green is fantastic and a very good advocate.”

Financial Services

Tim frequently advises and represents large commercial concerns and their officers facing investigation by the FCA, SFO, HMRC, Trading Standards, FRC, The Pensions Regulator and other financial regulators.

In 2012 Tim was seconded to a “Technical Specialist” role 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 an excellent knowledge of FCA principles, rules, powers and processes.

He now advises lenders, investment firms, solicitors and high net wealth individuals on all aspects of FSMA, the FCA Handbook and financial services compliance including:

  • the directors of a multi-jurisdictional gaming company on AML compliance
  • a specialist lender on AML and its application to a low risk loan book
  • a well-known retail brand facing FCA investigation for fraud
  • a large retail financial services company facing multiple FCA enforcement actions
  • multiple solicitors and investors on the rules governing collective investment schemes.

Tim has a particular interest in AML law, the rules of beneficial ownership and financial regulation in off-shore financial centres arising from his work in the Crown Dependencies. He is an editor of the Lexis Nexis Encyclopaedia of Financial Services Law and is a contributing editor to the latest edition of The Proceeds of Crime by Millington and Sutherland Williams.

Recent financial services instructions include the following:

Re a privately-owned lender and AML 2018

Advised a bespoke lending business on compliance with new AML rules and the application of flexible due diligence.

Re a developer 2017

Advising a leading solicitor’s firm on regulatory obligations in respect of the sale of investments 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.

Re A Claims Management Company 2016

Defence of one of the leading Claims Management Companies in the UK following investigation by trading standards.

Re TMMP 2016

Tim is advising the partners of a very known retain financial advisor on a s165 FSMA investigation, disclosure to the FCA and stage 1 negotiations for a settlement.

Re OPR Ltd 2016

Defence of a well-known company and its directors following FCA investigation for breach of the Prospectus Rules.

Re Offshore gaming 2016

Advice regarding asset tracing and offshore gaming law in the context of heavy commercial litigation arising out of a shareholder dispute.

Re Brydge 2015

Advised a venture capitalist firm on the law, principles and rules governing a complex and novel investment scheme.

Re Consumer Credit Licenses 2015

Advised three US lenders on the relevant law, FCA principles and rules applicable to consumer credit licenses for “payday loans”.

Re H UK Limited 2015

Advised an 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 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 sale of apartments to investors in China.

 

Appointments & Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • FSLA
  • HSLA
  • UKELA
  • POCLA

Awards

  • Attorney General’s A Panel of approved regulatory advocates
  • DPP’s Panel of approved specialist fraud advocates
  • Recorder: Midland Circuit

Tim Green is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Testimonials


“He is extremely good and has lots of very practical experience.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2019

“He has a nice manner, is very easy-going and is easy to work with.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2019

“Tim gives helpful advice and is very accessible to the instructing solicitor.” Chambers and Partners 2019

“He’s a proactive barrister who gets to grips with the case very quickly.” Chambers and Partners 2019

“Very measured in his approach.” Chambers and Partners 2019

“He is a very well-known name in crime and confiscation, who works all over the UK.” Chambers and Partners 2018

“He gains the trust of his client very quickly and is of great assistance to the instructing solicitor.” Chambers and Partners 2018

“He is a meticulous, hard working and very friendly barrister.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“He is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who provides clear and succinct advice.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“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” 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” 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

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