Tim advises and represents clients in litigation involving trade practices, contract, property and Corporations Act issues. Financial institutions and insolvency firms, creditors and directors engage him, and he acts for the latter, or for their D&O insurers, in claims brought by liquidators.
Tim is an experienced defamation lawyer, having acted on the defence of many defamation claims against media organisations. His practice in this area is now predominantly focused on plaintiffs.
Tim works with financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, creditors and directors on all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, including corporate insolvency, including corporate restructuring and workouts, recapitalisations, acquisitions or divestments of distressed entities or assets, credit risk, insolvency disputes, voidable transactions and asset and debt recovery.
"Sparke Helmore Lawyers effectively covers the mid-cap sector and features the recommended Tim Castle as well as Richard Anicich, who 'can take control in a measured manner and has a strong commercial and technical acumen'." – Restructuring and Insolvency, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
Tim has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Wollongong and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Tim was a partner at Gilbert+Tobin and had previously practised at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills).