Full Name: Tim North QC
Phone:+61 3 9225 7345
Phone:9225 7345
Secretary:+61 3 9225 8039
Chambers: Aickin Chambers
Room: Level 28
Date of Admission: 1 Apr 1980
Called to the Bar: 19 May 1983
Appointed Silk: 17 Dec 2002
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 12 Jun 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 7 Feb 2008
Qualifications: LL.B., B.Ec., Dip. Comm. Law


Tim North QC has more than 30 years extensive and diverse experience in commercial and litigation involving contractual disputes, corporate governance, constitutional law and regulatory review, immigration, employment law/directors' duties, proceedings involving gaming and casino establishments in the Pacific Islands, anti-competitive behaviour involving competition and anti-trust law and practice and procedures relating to Prudential Regulation in Australia.

His practice also includes matters relating to conflicts of interest involving legal practitioners, superannuation, partnership disputes, winding-up and insolvency, trade practices and leasing disputes, price fixing, misconduct regarding procedural fairness of arbitrators, claims of exclusivity over retail, intellectual property, constructive trusts, equity, estates and trust law. He has appeared in cases and tribunals involving the Western Australian Mining Act

He appears regularly as an International Mediator and Arbitrator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration and the International Bar Association.

He is also admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. He has appeared in Supreme Courts of NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Wesstern Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. He has also appeared in the High Court of New Zealand, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Supreme Court of the Solomon Islands.

Admitted to the Legal Profession: 1 April, 1980
Associate to the Late Mr Justice Kenneth Marks: 1980-1982
Signed the Victorian Bar Roll: 19 May, 1983
Appointed QC or SC: 17 December, 2002
Accredited as Mediator: 7 February, 2008
Nationally Accrediated Mediator: 12 June, 2008
Qualifications: LL.B, B. Ec, Dip. Com Law

Experience in different jurisdictions
International: London, England; Tokyo, Japan; Nice, France; Los Angeles, United States of America; The Republic of Vanuatu and The Republic of the Solomon Islands.

Australia: All States and Territories.      

For a detailed CV and a list of Tim North QC's most recent matters and press coverage, please click here.

Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting
  • Transport Law - Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime


  • Appellate
  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law


  • Appellate
  • Family Provision
  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate


  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade

Environment and Planning

  • Mining

International Law

  • International Commercial Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitrators
  • Expert Determiners
  • Mediators

Areas of Mediation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediators
From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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