Lesley Timms

Associate | London

Lesley is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

She has acted on a variety of high value commercial/ trade disputes, including a construction case in the Technology and Construction Court and a broad range of contractual disputes. She also regularly advises on issues of company and personal insolvency, including liquidations, bankruptcy and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s). Lesley is also well versed in alternative dispute resolution, having been involved in several mediations and arbitrations.

Having lived and worked in Italy for four years, Lesley’s practice also extends to advising Italian clients (individuals or companies), on issues which involve a European/cross-border aspect.

Secretary Federica Spagnoletti

Track record




Acting for a former employee of Marathon Asset Management, a well-known London based asset management firm in a multi-million pound claim for, amongst other things, Wrotham Park Damages for misuse of confidential information and for conspiring with other employees to damage Marathon’s business by preparing to compete in a start-up competitor as part of a team move.

Acting at first instance and on appeal for a third party funder in respect of a Section 51 non-party costs application made by the successful defendants in the high profile, high value litigation between Excalibur, Texas Keystone and Gulf Petroleum.

Representing a Russian owned BVI company in successfully obtaining judgment setting aside a company voluntary arrangement on the grounds of material irregularity on the basis that the contracts for the purchase of land in St Petersburg entered into between the debtor and alleged Russian vendors, which created the liability of value sufficient enough to pass the CVA, were shams.

England and Wales, 2008

Civil procedure, Bar Association of Foggia and Lucera conference, panel speaker

Member of the London Court of International Arbitration LCIA (Young International Lawyers Group)

London Solicitors Litigation Association

Financial Services Lawyers Association

British Italian Law Association

Me in a minute

I enjoy finding a way out of a seemingly impossible situation

My favourite part of the job, and the reason why I enjoy doing it so much, is solving a problem and finding a way out of a seemingly impossible situation.



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