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Tim Wilkinson

Called Called in 2006



About Tim Wilkinson

Tim qualified as a solicitor before joining Parklane Plowden Chambers. Tim worked for leading firms in London and Yorkshire before practising at the Bar.  He now represents clients in courts and tribunals across the country.  Tim regularly receives repeat instructions, with solicitors and clients praising his professionalism, determination and client-focused approach.

Tim was appointed to the Regional Treasury Panel as junior Counsel to the Crown in 2018.

Personal Details

Education: LLB (Hons) Manchester University (2002-2005), BVC Manchester Metropolitan (2005-2006)

Specialist Practice Areas

Recently Concluded Cases



 Appleby v (1) The Governing Body of Colborn Community Primary School (2) North Yorkshire County Council [UKEAT/0334/15/JOJ]: Successfully represented the Respondents in the Claimant’s appeal against the tribunal’s findings regarding the onset of disability, and the consequences thereof. The case involved complex issues including the nature and extent of mental impairments, constructive knowledge and reasonable adjustments.

Tribunal: Discrimination

JK v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: represented the Claimant in this multi-day claim of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal, following her dismissal for capability reasons. Represented the Claimant at the separate liability and remedies hearings. 

Claim for unfair and wrongful dismissal and perceived disability discrimination after the Claimant was dismissed for allegedly attending work under the influence of alcohol. 

Case of alleged sex discrimination and/or discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity.

 Tribunal Unfair Dismissal: 

Redundancy: represented a large insurance firm in a multi-day claim of unfair dismissal following redundancy. The two claimants alleged, amongst other things, that the process was pre-determined and biased.

Claim of constructive unfair dismissal following a TUPE transfer and an alleged demotion/removal of duties. 

Case concerning allegations of unfair and wrongful dismissal following dismissal for attendance at work under the influence of drugs. 

Multi-day case regarding allegations of unfair dismissal for redundancy. It was alleged that the redundancy process was itself a sham. 

Others of Interest: 

TUPE: represented the Claimant in a claim arising from an alleged failure to inform and consult following a SPC transfer. The case concerned a detailed analysis of ‘activities’. 

Jurisdiction: advised on prospects of success and settlement parameters in a claim involving an off-shore worker who lived in Spain, worked in Brazil, but whose contract was with a British company. His employment was later said to have transferred to a Norwegian company. 



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Tim has given seminars in-house and to a wider audience.  Please contact Mike Stubbs or Andy Gray for further details.


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