Tim Jones is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus in representing clients in the energy and resources and property sectors.
He draws on his strong commercial background, gained through his former role as the General Counsel for a boutique commercial and retail property developer, to help clients tackle complex commercial disputes in the most commercially sensible manner.
Clients value Tim's appreciation of their commercial challenges and the range of potential risks that need to be carefully managed in any business. He has a strong commitment to working with clients to provide practical and solutions-focused advice to minimise the risk of litigation and disputes before they occur.
Tim is also skilled in managing large joint venture disputes and has acted for an international mining company in one of the largest pieces of litigation undertaken in Queensland.
Tim shares his knowledge with clients in valuable workshops offered through Clayton Utz Training Program.
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Energy and resources
Tim advises energy and resource clients on a variety of complex disputes. He has acted for an international mining company in a complex joint venture dispute on a Queensland resources project. The damages claimed in this matter were significant and it was one of the largest pieces of litigation recently before the Queensland Courts.
During his time both within Clayton Utz and in other roles, Tim has developed particular expertise on disputes arising from property transactions. Tim acts for a number of high-profile listed property companies. He has helped developers handle contract disputes with purchasers, builders, and joint venture participants. Tim also has considerable expertise in advising a number of listed property companies on purchase contract and tenancy disputes. He has assisted listed developers with ASIC and other regulatory investigations.
Financial derivatives and other products
Tim has defended financial planners, stock brokers and other financial institutions in the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Queensland on claims initiated by investors to recover alleged investment losses. These claims have also involved parallel investigations by ASIC. Tim provided advice to these clients in managing both the litigation and the investigation by the regulator.
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