Practice area(s): Asbestos diseases
Location(s): Sydney
Qualification(s): BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP

Tim McGinley is an asbestos Associate practising in the Sydney office of Maurice Blackburn.

Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and joined the firm in 2010. He is inspired in his work by a strong desire to assist people who suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis and other dust diseases as a result of the wrongful and negligent actions of others.

“I find the most rewarding part of my work is being able to work closely with my clients, from the very beginning, when first taking their instructions, right through to the successful resolution of their cases. I’m also particularly aware that asbestos disease clients are in need of much more than just compensation, and I work hard to ensure that they receive as much ongoing support and information as possible,” says Tim.

He is particularly skilled in litigation preparation and execution, eyewitness identification and interviewing, dealing with expert witnesses in various fields and mediation. He has an intimate understanding of historical and scientific evidence surrounding asbestos and dust diseases, and is experienced in approaching issues such as causation relating to toxic torts including asbestos law.

Tim was involved in the case of Mario Hernan Perez v State of New South Wales [2012] DDT 412. In this case, the Dust Diseases Tribunal of NSW awarded our client $1.3 million in damages, which at the time was the largest ever award of damages by the Tribunal. The decision also established important New South Wales case law regarding the interpretation of an Act and the circumstances in which an injured party may be awarded damages for loss of capacity to provide gratuitous care and domestic service to his or her dependants.

Tim has a strong commitment to all issues relating to social justice and has previously worked with a number of organisations in the community legal sector. He has also participated in overseas development projects with various non-government organisations.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • New South Wales Young Lawyers Association members
  • New South Wales Society of Labor Lawyers member