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Tim Webster

Tim Webster is a highly respected commercial litigator who handles disputes for the firm's corporate clients in a range of industries. He currently serves as the co-practice area leader of the firm's global litigation and dispute resolution group, and is a member of the firm's global advisory committee.

Tim has extensive experience and skill in company critical litigation and in managing complex and sensitive matters, including the defence of large class actions.

He has deep experience in the strategic handling and resolution of disputes and potential disputes, enforcement of contractual rights and obligations, and Corporations Act matters, including directors’ duties and shareholder rights and remedies.

Tim is a fully qualified mediator and has considerable experience in, and knowledge of, appropriate dispute resolution vehicles, including arbitration, mediation and facilitated negotiation.

He is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Dispute Resolution – Australia and ranked as one of Australia's leading alternative dispute resolution and litigation lawyers by The Best Lawyers in AustraliaTM.

  • Recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for Dispute Resolution in Australia, 2018-2024

"Tim Webster is both head of the firm's Australian litigation practice and co-head of its global disputes offering, and plays leading roles on high-profile contentious mandates of all kinds." and "He really got our issues, dealt with the proceedings with guile and got us where we needed to be." (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024)

"We were in very strong and capable hands with Tim leading complex litigation for us, all the way through to settlement. Tim was unflappable and was passionate to ensure that our brand position was known, and respectful of our internal processes. He is also very approachable and easy to get along with." (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2023)

Tim Webster "plays leading roles on high-profile contentious mandates of all kinds. Clients characterise him as 'excellent in his field' and as a source of 'pragmatic, no-nonsense legal advice on disputes.'" (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022)

A client notes that in addition to having "a great reputation with respect to commercial litigation," Tim Webster is "very knowledgeable, direct and to the point, and a trusted adviser." (Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021)

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
    • Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Australia, 2021-2024
    • Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Australia, 2016-2020

"We have worked with Tim Webster. Whilst he leads his team to provide considered legal advice, he ensures that he understands his client’s objectives and provides clear and concise recommendations at each stage of the dispute process." - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2024

"Clients prize the ‘clear and insightful advice’ provided by department head Tim Webster." and "Tim Webster was outstanding as our lead partner and clearly articulated the various pathways in the litigation we were involved in. The clear and insightful advice allowed us to make sound decisions." - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021

"Tim Webster… is able to bring a commercial and litigation mindset to all matters." - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia™
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2017-2024
    • Litigation, 2019-2022
  • Recognised by Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution in Australia, 2019-2024
  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • Resolution Institute member

Tim regularly presents seminars and training on topical litigation issues, including legal professional privilege and its application to in-house corporate lawyers.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Settlement (Civil Litigation)," Australian chapter in Thomson Reuters' Practical Law, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, March 2017
  • "Opinions as Assumptions – Court Rejects Expert Evidence of $170 million Claim," Law Society of NSW Journal, July 2012
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