Tim is a solicitor and the Managing Partner of Serious Law. With over 30 years of experience in personal injury, Tim co-founded the firm in 1989 (then known as Sherrington Law) and became a partner in 1998.
Holding a master’s degree in Legal Practice Management, Tim has successfully led the firm’s Lexcel and Investors in People accreditations teams for many years, and he also is the firm's compliance officer for legal practice.
As the head of Serious Law’s Court of Protection department and a Court-appointed deputy, Tim represents a number of protected parties. He is responsible for their property and affairs, and manages several millions of pounds of protected party funds.
Tim receives Court of Protection instructions from Serious Law clients and his services are recommended by other firms of solicitors, Queen’s Counsel, counsel, case managers and other experts. To ensure the best possible outcome for his clients, Tim is committed to delivering excellent client service through a focus on support, rehabilitation and cooperation.
Involved in many of the firm’s most complex and high value cases, Tim has represented numerous adults and children in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, fatal accidents and other serious injuries. He concludes multi-million pound settlements on behalf of his clients, including cases with large sums of damages combined with annual payments for life.
Current and concluded cases include:
Spinal cord injury – paraplegia – 23 year old passenger in car
Spinal cord injury – tetraplegia – pedestrian felled by a tree branch
Spinal cord injury and brain injury – pedestrian struck by a taxi
Spinal cord injury and brain injury – driver of a car
Spinal cord injury and brain injury – child passenger in a car on Christmas Eve
Brain injury – teenage passenger in a car
Brain injury – child struck by a park gate
Brain injury – cyclist knocked off bike in London
Brain injury – pillion passenger thrown from motorcycle
Brain injury – pedestrian struck by delivery van in the early hours
Clinical negligence – undetected brain injury leading to death
Fatal accident – pedestrian run over by a bus
Fatal accident – cyclist struck by speeding car
Many cases involving pedestrians (often children) being struck by cars and buses leading to serious orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries
Numerous clinical negligence cases including nursing negligence; mismanaged delivery leading to cerebral palsy; mismanaged anaesthesia
Criminal injuries compensation claims
"Tim Walters is highly skilled and organised, while also being very empathetic to his clients.Legal 500"I have known Tim for many years and have the pleasure of working alongside him regularly for a number of our mutual clients. From my experience Tim immediately establishes a strong, empathetic rapport with his clients which indicates his unique ability to endear himself to individuals with his mild but uncompromisingly professional attitude no matter what their age or background, which is in itself a rare skill. However this does not detract from his strong analytical approach and understanding of the issues and challenges faced when fulfilling the role as a deputy for the Court of Protection. Tim has a warm and pleasant demeanour underpinned by a steely determination to always do the right thing for his clients.Mark Holt, Independent Financial Adviser, Frenkel Topping Ltd"Tim Walters is recognised as being a safe pair of hands.The Legal 500"Tim Walters is able to describe often complex situations in appropriate terms with great empathy.The Legal 500"Tim Walters - a client of Tim is a client for life, not just the duration of the case. He is a doer'- if Tim says something will be done, you can rest assured it will be done.The Legal 500"Ben Priestley, Tim Walters and Chris Lecky care about their client and families and demonstrate this by taking a clinical and personal interest whilst maintaining professional boundaries. They go above and beyond in terms of facilitating for any issues that arise and help to troubleshoot by acting as an extension of the treating team.The Legal 500