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Tim Buley

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 6 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tim Buley QC
Masterful representation of claimants and defendants in high-profile judicial review challenges to secondary legislation and important public body decisions. His broad public and administrative law practice encompasses commercial, regulatory and human rights claims. Recent cases include challenges to welfare reform, energy policy and professional discipline. 
Strengths: "When he's your opposition, your heart sinks because he is so good. An excellent drafter, and makes the really complicated seem simple." "Absolutely brilliant to work with - my new favourite. He's a superb all-rounder: he's a fantastic advocate and produces excellent written work."
Recent work: Brought a successful challenge to inadequate provision made by the government for blind voters in elections.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Tim Buley QC
A highly capable silk in the human rights and civil liberties field who operates at every level of domestic court, with a particular focus on appellate work and judicial reviews. He frequently appears on behalf of central and local government, individuals and pressure groups. His human rights practice encompasses prisoner rights, social welfare and immigration.
Strengths: "He's extremely clear and persuasive."
Recent work: Acted in R (Andrews) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2019], a challenge to the polling arrangements for blind voters.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tim Buley QC
A popular silk, he is highly regarded for his public law knowledge and immigration expertise. He routinely acts for claimants in deportation, detention and nationality law matters before fora such as the Court of Appeal and SIAC.
Strengths: "It is a pleasure working with him. He produces work to the highest of standards and always delivers. His drafting skills are excellent." "He is outstanding at clearly and persuasively summarising complex legal issues." "His grasp of issues is razor-sharp and he is able to identify points and dissect them."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in R (HS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a successful challenge to the detention of a man without explaining the true reasons for the detention.
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Local Government - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tim Buley QC
A well-regarded silk with strong experience in public law and public sector matters, particularly cases arising within the context of community care, housing and planning. Advises a range of clients, including individuals, commercial entities and pressure groups. He has lots of experience of appearing at all levels of the UK court system, including the Supreme Court. He is well equipped to handle local government issues concerning vires, governance, land disposal and state aid.
Strengths: "He's very thorough and looks at cases from every angle." "He has a charming manner both with clients and in court."
Recent work: Appeared for the successful Secretary of State in R (Tewkesbury BC) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, a claim for judicial review of a planning inspector's appeal decision by a local planning authority.
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Planning - London (Bar)

Band 5

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Tim Buley QC
Has a broad public law practice which includes a wide range of planning matters, including CIL cases, village green matters and complex judicial reviews. He is best known for his strong representation of clients in the High Court.
Strengths: "He is just a brilliant advocate and he's got a crossover of real experience to bring in and knowledge of case law."
Recent work: Acted for Giordano in an appeal against the London Borough of Camden regarding the amount of Community Infrastructure Levy owed.
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Community Care - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Tim Buley QC
Standout junior who specialises in social welfare, human rights, immigration and EU law. He is experienced in every level of the domestic courts and acts for a variety of clients, including government and other public sector bodies, pressure groups and individuals. 
Strengths: "He's fabulous, and very good tactically. He understands the issues, gets to the point and is very good in court." "He is extremely fair in how he thinks about things, and is so approachable and friendly." "He has a real presence in court."
Recent work: Instructed in R (L) v Croydon BC, a case challenging the refusal of the local authority to provide assistance to mothers and young children in circumstances where an individual's immigration status means that they were unable to access mainstream social security benefits.
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