Tim Bignell

Tim Bignell:


Tim has over 25 years experience in all aspects of commercial litigation having advised and acted on a large number of complex and high value claims. Tim has particular expertise in:

  • insolvency Litigation
  • directors disqualification proceedings
  • tracing and asset recovery actions
  • actions for and against delinquent directors
  • coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions
  • company/partnership/shareholders disputes
  • claims under the Commercial Agents Regulations
  • claims in relation to confidential information and restraint of trade
  • injunction applications including applications for Freezing and Search Orders


Recent work

  • an offshore trust (St Vincent and the Grenadines) regarding a dispute over the true ownership of the Trust’s assets
  • a director of an offshore company on the jurisdiction of the English Courts to compel the director to submit to a public examination under Section 133 of the Insolvency Act 1986
  • a large regional distributor based in the Midlands, facing a claim for conspiracy and breach of confidential information and damages of £7m from a trade rival
  • the liquidator of a travel company pursuing a potential claim against the company’s auditors for negligence in the auditing of the company’s accounts that preceded the insolvency
  • an international stockbroker in a claim for specific performance of a contract for sale of shares entered into by the broker on behalf of its defaulting client

Random fact

When Tim has the time and the space, he flies large scale remote control model aeroplanes.