Tim is a highly reputable and well-known solicitor-advocate specialising in the areas of harassment and courts martial law.
Qualified as a Solicitor in 1979, Tim Lawson-Cruttenden was one of the first solicitors to gain rights of audience in the Higher Courts in 1994. Tim was one of the founding members of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates and was appointed its Chairman in 2007.
Recognised as one of the leading experts in the highly specialised and niche area of harassment law, he has been one of the most pioneering and innovative lawyers in this field. His counsel has been sought by a number of major national and international businesses as well as police forces from across the United Kingdom.
Tim co-drafted the Stalking Bill 1996 and the Restraining Orders Bill 1999 (Private Members Bills) and drafted the Opposition amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. He is the co-author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and Harassment Law and Practice and also drafted the Safety Deposit Current Account Bill 2008.
In 2004 Tim was voted one of the Lawyer Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in England and Wales. In 2006 Tim was appointed Chairman of the Old Harrovian Law Society.
Tim was a Short Service Limited Commission Officer in the Blues & Royals and has a keen interest in military life. In 1992 Tim was appointed Honorary Legal Advisor to the Blues & Royals and conducts pro bono consultation work on behalf of serving members of the Regiment. Tim’s second area of expertise is courts martial law and he has been asked to conduct courts martial throughout the United Kingdom and Germany.
Tim’s interests and hobbies include running marathons, riding, writing, military history and Gibraltar.