Tim Castle
Tim Castle
Tim Castle Partner

Tim Castle


About Tim

Tim specialises in insolvency and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He has more than 15 years' experience and has been recognised for his work in restructuring in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 directory, acknowledged as a leading Insolvency and Reorganisation, and Litigation lawyer in AFR's Best Lawyers 2019 and as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2015.
What he does

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. 

Who he works with

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.

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What his clients say

"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.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore, Tim was a partner at Gilbert+Tobin and had previously practised at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills).