Tim is a lawyer at the Law Commission for England and Wales.

Tim was responsible for the Commission’s review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. A final report and draft Bill were published in March 2017.

Tim was previously in charge of the review of the regulation of health and social care professionals. This proposed a single legal framework for the UK’s nine regulators including the GMC, NMC and HCPC. The final report, including a draft Bill, was published in 2014.

Tim was also responsible for the Commission’s review of adult social care. The final report was published in 2011 and formed the basis of the Care Act 2014 and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. He is the author of the "Care Act Manual" (second edition 2015, Sweet and Maxwell), General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Services and Child Care Law, and contributes to Cross on Local Government Law.