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Tim Shepherd

Tim Shepherd specialises in defending professionals advisers. He also advises on policy coverage issues.

Tim is a solicitor-advocate who defends claims brought against a range of professional firms and individuals, in particular solicitors, barristers, accountants, insolvency practitioners and pension scheme consultants.

Tim is often involved in the defence of complex, high profile disputes arising from substantial property, corporate and financing transactions, as well as claims arising in a trusts, tax or pensions context. Tim has extensive experience in defending claims from a pre-action stage through to trial, and of handling litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Tim is also frequently involved in resolving disputes by way of mediation and arbitration.

Tim’s practice often has multi-jurisdictional elements, spanning the US, Europe and the Far East. Tim also has experience of defending claims brought against lawyers and trustees based in offshore jurisdictions.

In addition, Tim assists professional advisers who are facing regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Tim has experience of dealing with a range of different bodies in this regard, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the ICAEW, the FRC, the Serious Fraud Office and The Pensions Regulator.

Tim also advises insurers on policy coverage issues, and represents insurers in coverage disputes. 

Before joining RPC, Tim was a partner at a large international law firm.     

Directory quotes

 “Tim Shepherd is calm, wise and analytical. He brings passion to his work and fosters a strong team spirit. A great strategist, Tim is always thinking ahead to the move after the next move.” – Legal 500 UK, 2024 edition – Professional Negligence

“Tim Shepherd is extremely responsive and ensures that matters are dealt with firmly but not aggressively with a view to achieving the best outcome for the client.” – Legal 500 UK, 2024 edition – Professional Negligence

“Tim Shepherd has been excellent to date. He gave very practical advice, knew instinctively what a client law firm could do internally and what he could provide as an outside adviser (which is not an easy role and they handled it very sensitively and well).” – Legal 500 UK, 2024 edition – Professional Negligence

“Tim Shepherd is friendly, approachable, proactive, and efficient. Quick to get to grips with the details and nuances of a case and a very strong tactically. A great lawyer to work with.” – Legal 500 UK, 2024 edition – Pensions Dispute Resolution

“Tim Shepherd is a rising star.  As a relatively new partner, he has already established a heavyweight following of clients. Tim brings thoughtfulness and passion to his work. He is also a real team player” – Legal 500 UK, 2023 edition – Professional Negligence

"Tim Shepherd is always available and very easy to deal with” – Legal 500 UK, 2022 edition