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Tim Crumpton


Litigation & Insolvency, Sydney 

Tel:     61 2 8235 1212

Mob:   0413 054 594

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Tim acts for a diverse range of clients including major international corporates.  His experience includes disputes in the areas of insolvency, trade practices, professional negligence, insurance, contract, property, corporations law, building and technology and general debt recovery. 

The most significant part of his practice is the strategic management and resolution of major disputes. Many of these disputes involve structured negotiations and the use of litigation, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and other alternative dispute resolution approaches.

Tim has extensive experience conducting litigation in many Australian jurisdictions and Courts, and has over 20 years experience in large and complex cases involving a broad range of actions and issues.

His strategic and commercial approach to the conduct and resolution of client disputes enables negotiated solutions and favourable outcomes to be achieved.

Work Projects

Tim has acted on a range of matters including the following recent matters:

  • Acting for a defendant in the second longest running defamation proceedings in New South Wales.
  • Acting for a multi-national corporation involved in a coronial inquest and civil suits in the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for a lift company as a sub-contractor in relation to proceedings commenced for breaches of contract alleged against the main contractor and advising in relation to indemnities given.
  • Acting for growers in relation to non-payment for delivery of crops and commencing arbitration proceedings in Grain Trade Australia, a tribunal specifically formed to standardise grain standards, trade rules and grain contracts across the Australian grain industry to enable the efficient facilitation of trade across the grain supply chain.
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in obtaining freezing orders to prevent the sale of shares and disposal of other assets.
  • Acting for a variety of lenders in relation to enforcement and recovery.
  • Acting for a multi-national corporation with respect to its commercial and employment disputes.
  • Acting for a multi-national corporation in a large claim for nuisance and damages in the Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.  Tim has also successfully completed the Commercial Recovery Agents licence course and is also a Registered Migration Agent in Australia. 

Tim is a member of:
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia

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