Tim Chelmick specialises in commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on international arbitration, construction, professional liability and costs.
With a strong scientific background, Tim is regularly involved in cases with a scientific or technical element involving complex expert evidence.
Many of his disputes relate to projects in the Middle East as Tim spent 2 years living and working in Dubai. He is recommended as one of only 6 leading commercial juniors in Legal 500’s UAE guide which states: ‘what sets him apart from his contemporaries is his ability to engage with the issues practically and commercially’.
Tim is also recommended in the UK legal directories for construction, costs and professional liability. He has been described by clients as “An incredibly commercial barrister, who is able to cut through all extraneous information and drill down to the facts of the case” who has “an uncanny ability to adapt quickly to all kinds of instructions”; “an extremely bright mind” and “excellent advocacy skills” with “the potential to rise to the top of the profession”.
Prior to joining chambers, Tim read chemistry at Magdalen College, Oxford obtaining a first class degree. After leaving Oxford, Tim worked for 2 years as a software developer in the technology department of Goldman Sachs in the London, New York and Hong Kong offices.