Tim Jones

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

Tim Jones proved himself to be a force with which to be reckoned.

– Client quote


Tim Jones is a highly experienced commercial litigator strongly committed to giving his clients practical, solutions-focused advice to minimise their risk of litigation and disputes. His expertise spans various industries, with a particular focus on corporate, energy and resources, and property disputes. Tim also excels in assisting clients in navigating complex regulatory investigations.

Notable Work
  • Chinese State-Owned Enterprise: successfully represented its Australian mining subsidiary in a complex dispute involving the misappropriation of purchase funds for a mining tenement, ultimately securing damages and costs exceeding AU$50 million. The proceeding ultimately went to the High Court.
  • International mining company: acted in multiple high-value joint venture disputes with an Australian ASX-Listed mining company, involving intricate contractual and procedural matters.
  • ASX-listed property clients: advised on challenging statutory land valuations in Queensland, achieving success in significant trials before the Land Court.
  • US-based hedge fund: was part of the legal team representing a fund in a dispute with the Australian Tax Office over the sale of lithium assets in Australia.
  • Royal Commissions: experience includes preparing witnesses' statements and guiding witnesses who gave evidence in the Banking Royal Commission.
  • Large charitable organisations: assisted several in successfully responding to regulatory investigations by the ACNC related to charity registration and compliance with governance standards.
  • Large Chinese property development company: assisted its Australian subsidiary in a joint venture dispute over a significant residential development project in Queensland in which Tim's client used a dispute clause mechanism to purchase the project outright.
  • Personal injury claims: advised clients with these (including historical abuse claims) and coronial investigations. Most notably, Tim advised a board in respect to a death at its facility and managing the ongoing media response after incident.
  • Engineers: regularly undertakes compliance reviews for corporate clients regarding compliance with the Professional Engineers Act (Qld) for engineers employed by them.
  • Large private property development company: assisted with a claim for specific performance and ultimately forcing the counterparty to complete a land contract for a multi-million-dollar contract price.
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