Tim is the firm’s Senior Litigation Partner. He is a commercial litigator with over 30 years' experience in handling corporate and commercial disputes. He is an expert in all aspects of intellectual property including trade marks, patents, designs, misuse of confidential information (by employees and/or competitors), copyright and database rights. Tim also advises on technology-related disputes and leads on many of our largest commercial and corporate disputes, with extensive experience in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He is also adept at resolving disputes by way of arbitration and adjudication.
Many of his matters and clients are international and Tim is the Chairman of our global network of law firms, LEInternational, which covers 27 different jurisdictions.
Tim is a Trustee of three charities, including the award-winning Towner Art Gallery, and a non-executive director of a large London-based technology company.
Tim is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 2022 and receives the following appreciation: "Tim Ashdown is an outstanding and sharp lawyer with an impressive level of experience. Apart from being personable and very easy to work with he adds gravitas which gives weight to his client’s position. He stands out amongst his peers for these reasons. Another thing that impresses us is the fact that Tim can advise our clients from any industry sector and so he is an easy match for all of our clients."