Commerce Degree - University of Adelaide
Law Degree - Queensland University of Technology
Admitted to practice 1996
Director, Paraquad SA
Legal officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves
Council Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Member of Australian Lawyers Alliance
Ashleigh Ridgway 08 8205 1250 (Adelaide)
Jo Steer/Shelley Weetra 08 8322 2755 (Reynella)
Leah Kirk 08 8645 0511 (Whyalla)
Tim’s Personal Injury client base is as diverse as Australian society itself and embraces unique elements related to his varied outside interests.
Chief among them is Tim’s membership of the Air Force Reserves, in which he serves as a Legal Officer with the rank of Squadron Leader. This pursuit has inspired Tim to become one of very few Adelaide lawyers to specialise in representing Defence Force personnel and their families.
Tim has assisted veterans from World War 2, Korea and Vietnam, as well as currently-serving personnel from Middle East conflicts. He has tackled historic and complex claims on behalf of veterans exposed to atomic bomb tests at Maralinga in the 1950’s and bombing at Hiroshima.
An important legal precedent has been credited to Tim, through his successful pursuit of a stress claim for a Vietnam veteran. Reaching the nation’s second-highest court, the six-year legal battle saw Tim draw on the lessons he has learned from another of his outside passions – marathon running.
Indeed the same tenacity, commitment and discipline that Tim shows on long-distance runs is also a distinctive feature of his service as a lawyer.
In addition, Tim thrives on the wide variety of his clientele – from CEO’s to apprentices. He devotes unquestionable commitment to clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, at work and those suffering life threatening diseases due to exposure to asbestos.
His desire to fight for the underdog is his strongest professional motivation; and one which has made him a pillar of the firm through his long career with TGB.
Breast screen result review in SA. Click here for the media coverage
13/4/13: The Advertiser, SA Weekend: Driven to the edge (a story on a TGB client's nine year court battle and mental health challenges). Click here
16/8/12: ABC Radio: King hit Billy (violence in sport). Click here
Legal action for faulty breast implants. Click here for the media coverage
8/12/11: Whyalla News: Asbestos worries. Click here
27/9/11 - 7 News, Bacterial illness: Event organisers urged to take extra precautions. Click here
Adelaide's salmonella outbreak -
1/3/2011 - A salmonella victim speaks. Click here for 9 News story, click here for 10 News story.
27/2/2011 - Sunday Mail, "Poisoned by a bun". Click here
19/2/2011 - The Advertiser, "Another 23 custard cases". Click here
12/2/2011 - The Advertiser, "Gastro victims may sue". Click here
Legal update: Major mammogram review in South Australia
Violence in sport
An asbestos warning for home renovators
How to claim compensation after a head or brain injury
How great an impact has Asbestos illness has on South Australians?