Tim is a partner specialising in matters involving assessments of public and administrative law risk, particularly those matters with a Welsh devolution focus. He is also an experienced legislative draftsman. Tim establishes close working relationships with his clients and regularly operates as an extension to in-house legal teams.
Tim advises his clients on the development of various, nationally significant policies and drafted numerous Orders and Regulations implementing such policies. He has advised, and been a member of, Bill teams that have taken primary legislation through Senedd Cymru and regularly drafts secondary legislation.
Tim has vast experience advising elected officials (including Ministers and Cabinet Members) and policy officials of all levels of seniority in respect of legal risk based on public law principles. He regularly acts for government departments and other public bodies defending judicial review proceedings.
Tim previously worked as an in-house Welsh Government lawyer, as well as previously in Environment Agency Wales (now Natural Resources Wales). His experience has given him a unique understanding of the considerations entailed in, and a complete appreciation of, the process of policy development from inception through to formal decision and implementation through legislation.
The Welsh Government has published a report setting out a blueprint for devolution of justice and policing in Wales that pulls no punches in making the case for taking greater control from Westminster.
In our administrative and public law webinar, a number of key members of the team will be providing an analysis of issues that matter to you.
Public and administrative law specialists, Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, take a look at judicial review, covering case law updates and tactical advice for organisations. Tim introduces the new administrative law guidance that was published in 2018, focusing on good practice and procedural promptness, and discusses some subsequent cases.