Timothy Greaves (2017)


Year of call 2017

Areas of practice Prosecution, Defence, Injunctions / Domestic Violence

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Timothy specialises in criminal law, both prosecuting and defending, and also has a significant amount of experience in prison law.

Timothy began his career as a solicitor, being admitted in 2005 and gaining higher rights of audience in 2010. He was an associate with a high profile London firm, before joining a newly established bespoke practice and then transferring to the Bar in 2017. As well as being an accomplished advocate, Timothy approaches his work with great attention to detail. He has a personable approach that he has honed through his experience as a solicitor working directly with clients and their families.

Timothy also represents clients in family law proceedings, particularly where these overlap with criminal proceedings or where there are similar issues (for example injunctive proceedings in domestic violence cases). His skills of cross examination, honed by his experience in the criminal courts, are very valuable in family proceedings particularly in complex fact finding hearings.

Timothy has a significant amount of prosecution experience and is a Level 2 CPS panel advocate. He has undertaken a lengthy secondment at the CPS and has a clear understanding of the best way for the CPS and independent Bar to work together to successfully prosecute cases.

Timothy has experience of representing clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences. He regularly deals with cases involving allegations of dishonesty such as theft and buglary. He also has experience of dealing with cases relating to violence and sexual violence.

Timothy is also experienced in serious fraud cases, and has undertaken a secondment at the Serious Fraud Office expanding his expertise in this area. He has acted in cases of fraudulent evasion of duty and banking fraud.

Timothy has a busy criminal defence practice acting for those accused of a variety of crimes. His experience of prosecuting means that he is able to quickly judge the likelihood of a conviction, and advise his clients accordingly.

Timothy has a lot of experience of dealing with allegations of violence, including cases where there are multiple defendants. He has acted in multi-handed cases of gang violence and violent disorder.

He has also acted in cases where there are allegations of sexual violence, often within the family home or against children.

Timothy is particularly good at dealing with fraud cases. He has experience of the prosecution of such cases from the Serious Fraud Office which helps him to carefully analyse the likelihood of a successful defence.

Timothy is regularly instructed in order to obtain injunctive relief for clients in family proceedings, particularly where there are allegations of domestic violence. He is able to quickly assimilate the facts of a case in order to present compelling arguments to a judge on very short notice.

Timothy is also experienced at dealing with care proceedings and is particularly good at dealing with evidence-heavy cases where his skills of analysing evidence and cross examination are particularly valuable.

To instruct Timothy in criminal cases please contact John Wooloughan.

To instruct Timothy in family cases please contact Jay Dorton or Stephen Bush.

Notable Cases

R v. SB & others - Fraudulent Evasion of Duty of £950,000.

R v. J – Banking fraud of over £100,000.

R v. BY & others - Violent disorder, concerning an episode of football violence.

R v. AI & others - Conspiracy to rob and possession of firearms x 2, involving multiple defendants and a series of armed robberies of betting shops.

R v. MP - Sexual assaults x 8 within the family home.

R v. JP - Sexual assault of an 11 year old child.

R v. D - Large multi-handed conspiracy to commit burglary / theft involving multiple defendants burgling residential premises and stealing high value items including electrical equipment and motor vehicles.