Tim specialises in advising individuals, businesses and public bodies on a wide range of crime and regulatory matters.
Tim Hayden is a Consultant in the Commercial and Private Client Litigation Team specialising in crime and regulatory matters. He is one of just three lawyers in the crime and regulatory team which is ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 for its “thoughtful, pro-active and very high quality” work.
Tim’s practice includes advising individuals and businesses in all sectors on:
Health & safety matters
Road traffic offences
Hunting Act issues
Tim is a specialist in regulatory matters as they affect farmers and agri-businesses.
Tim is also a Deputy Traffic Commissioner and a Deputy Coroner.
How Tim can help you
Tim is the go-to health and safety specialist in Clarke Willmott advising private individuals, businesses and public bodies in all sectors from agriculture to care homes on their health and safety obligations. His experience as a litigator and his solicitor advocate qualification means that Tim is very well-placed to represent clients in investigations and formal criminal and inquest proceedings.
Tim is an environmental law specialist and able to advise clients on a wide range of matters. He has vast experience of advising and representing farmers and agri-businesses who are facing investigation and, in some cases, prosecution by the Environment Agency for pollution/waste offences.
Tim advises farmers and agri-businesses on their obligations in relation to animal welfare and defends those facing prosecution for neglect or cruelty;
Tim is one of the leading experts on hunting issues generally and represents hunts all over the country in respect of allegations of unlawful hunting or animal cruelty;
Tim advises and represents individuals prosecuted for any type of motoring offence.
Tim is experienced in helping clients at all stages of the regulatory and criminal process and can provide advice on compliance issues, assist clients in interviews and during investigations, and also represent them in Court or other proceedings.
Representing members of the Heythrop Hunt in a high profile prosecution brought against them by the RSPCA. This is a case which has raised issues as to the ability of the RSPCA to prosecute impartially and to regulate the costs that they incurred in pursuing private prosecutions.
Working with the NFU in representing some 16 large dairy enterprises, all of whom were prosecuted by the Gangmaster Licensing Authority. This case raised issues of interpretation on the Gangmaster Licensing legislation and detailed scrutiny in the High Court of the Authority’s decision to prosecute these Defendants, all of whom were discharged by the Court.
Representing a West Country farmer prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive some five years after a fatal accident in which an apprentice died near to his farm. This case raised issues as to what constituted reasonable steps to ensure the safety of non-employees particularly in connection with the use by the apprentice of a farm quad bike. The farmer was acquitted and granted costs.