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Tim’s focus is delivery of complex and usually cross-border work in line with onshore expectations.
Based out of the Turks & Caicos Islands, Tim’s court work is across the Caribbean Region and beyond. He has also worked as an advocate and litigator based in Bermuda and the BVI. In Bermuda in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 world financial crisis, Tim was heavily involved in the impact of the Lehman collapse followed by the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme fraud and resulting ‘clawback’ efforts by the Madoff special interest trustee.
Trustee-related work is a major focus of his practice. He is also a long-time Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and experienced arbitral advocate.
His blend of both offshore and onshore work is unique to the Turks & Caicos Islands legal profession. He regularly provides expert evidence on trustee performance, judgment enforcement issues, as well as corporate and insolvency issues impacting directors’ duties.
In his capacity as a licensed insolvency practitioner, in CL86/2021 (“Tim Prudhoe as liquidator of Regent Grand Management Ltd”) in July 2021 he obtained sanction for the jurisdiction’s first conditional fee arrangement in the context of insolvency.
His public law work is across the Caribbean on issues as diverse as revocation of citizenship-by-investment status, refugee and asylum.
In October 2021 he succeeded on appeal in obtaining disclosure of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports as withheld by the Turks & Caicos Islands Government on grounds said to relate to maintenance of international relations and confidentiality.
In Kajeepaan and others v Been, Director of Immigration and another (2020) 97 WIR 521 and also  3 LRC 270 he successfully appealed refusals to release pursuant to writs of habeas corpus and also obtained findings of unlawful detention. In related proceedings for false imprisonment, the firm in July 2021 obtained sanction for conditional fee arrangements for indigent litigants on human rights / access to justice grounds.
His jurisdictions of admission and operation are Anguilla, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dubai (DIFC), England & Wales, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Turks & Caicos Islands and Trinidad & Tobago.
An advocate determined to get to the core issues for the client as quickly as possible, his approach of ensuring forward momentum is key.
Practitioner directories describe him as follows:
- Chambers Global (2021), as operating “an impressive litigation practice across the Caribbean”.
- In the Legal 500 (2020) (London Bar, UK – Insolvency category) as “a go-to expert for offshore insolvency work”.
His early pro bono work included Death Row Appeals in Texas in the 1990s.
With a long history of work connections with New York, Tim has also run the marathon there five times. The year of his completing the infamous Marathon des Sables, in the Northern Sahara Desert, saw the worst sandstorm conditions in the history of the race.