Called to Bar: 2008
Tim Breakspear has a commercial practice with a particular speciality in major infrastructure, mining, resources and construction projects. In that field he has significant expertise in disputes involving delay and disruption. He also acts in general commercial matters, with experience in disputes involving issues of contract law, misrepresentation, restitution, estoppel and negligence.
He conducts hearings in Australian commercial courts and tribunals, as well as in international arbitrations in Singapore where he has experience running cases against both Australian and English silk. He is experienced in the conduct of cross-examination of technical, engineering, programming and quantum experts. He also appears in alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediations, expert determinations and before dispute resolution panels.
He is an Approved Arbitrator by the NSW Bar Association and an Associate of ACICA, and a member of the NSW Supreme Court's Users Group for the Commercial and Technology & Construction Lists.
He is listed in the Australian Financial Review's Best Lawyers in Australia as "Lawyer of the Year" for construction and infrastructure matters in Sydney .
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2019 - Band 1 in Construction & Infrastructure - "an outstanding junior who is widely lauded for his exceptional performance on construction and infrastructure cases." "His work is excellent, he's really responsive and his written work is really exceptional. That's what sets him apart; he's really good on his feet but his written work is superlative."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2018 - Band 1 in Construction & Infrastructure - "continues to attract glowing praise from market sources, one of whom comments: 'He is the best junior barrister in construction. He is an intelligent lawyer, is excellent on his feet, and has a great rapport with the Bench."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2017 - Band 1 in Construction & Infrastructure: "an 'outstanding' construction specialist ... 'Tim's strategic input into a matter is without doubt the most valuable advice a client can get' ... 'His drafting and advocacy are outstanding.'" .
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2016 - Band 1 in Construction and Infrastructure, with clients describing him as "a class act" and "incredibly efficient."
Doyle's Guide 2017 - 2019 (Australia wide) - "preeminent" arbitration junior counsel.
Doyle's Guide 2015 - 2018 (Australia wide) - "preeminent" junior counsel in construction and infrastructure.
Doyle's Guide 2015 - 2019 (New South Wales) - "preeminent" junior counsel in construction and infrastructure.
Doyle's Guide 2018 and 2019 (New South Wales) - "recommended" junior counsel in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Doyle's Guide 2014 (New South Wales) - " Market leader" in construction law: "Breakspear has emerged as the 'clear standout' and an 'absolute star' and 'sat comfortably as the states most favoured Junior Counsel'"
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- Building, Construction and Technology
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