Law

Tim Kevan practised as a barrister for over ten years at 1 Temple Gardens (now called Temple Garden Chambers) in London. He specialised in particular in credit hire, personal injury, civil fraud and sports law and wrote or co-wrote ten law books. He started what has become a prolonged break from the Bar in 2007 to concentrate on his writing and businesses.

Legal directories
Chambers and Partners 2010, leading junior for consumer law: “Currently on sabbatical but soon to return to the Bar, Timothy Kevan of 1 Temple Gardens has a fine reputation, particularly advising on credit hire cases. Commentators note that he “has put some very fine performances in as an advocate.”” 

Chambers and Partners 2009, leading junior for consumer law: “After a year sabbatical, Timothy Kevan, “the credit hire junior,” rejoins 1 Temple Gardens to continue his niche practice. He represents both claimants and defendants to a very high standard.” 

Chambers and Partners 2008, leading junior for consumer law: “The “incredibly talented” Timothy Kevan of 1 Temple Gardens garners praise for his “unsurpassed knowledge of the law” as well as his “enquiring mind.'” He is known for his work on the consumer credit side, and is particularly focused on credit hire where he acts for both claimants and defendants.”

Chambers and Partners 2007, leading junior for consumer law: “At 1 Temple Gardens, Tim Kevan received accolades for his “knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of the commercial world”. His consumer credit practice focuses in large part on credit hire cases, where he has represented both insurers and credit hire companies.” 

Cases
Mountford v Newlands School (CA) [2007] ELR 256: breach of duty in selecting older player in school rugby match

Burns & Crowe v Leicestershire County Cricket Club (2003, Leicester Employment Tribunal): test case on whether professional cricketers were protected under employment legislation

Ketley v Gilbert (CA) [2001] 1 WLR 986: test case on credit hire and whether a clause was exempt from consumer credit legislation

Zoan v Rouamba (CA) [2000] 1 WLR 1509: test case on credit hire and whether a clause was exempt from consumer credit legislation 

Whitbread plc v Falla (ChD) [2000] EG 136: European law and pub-ties

Bar Council
Member of Bar Council’s Public Affairs Committee 2005-2007 

Pupillage
1996-97: Pupillage at 1 Temple Gardens with three pupilmasters (listed in their current capacity): The Hon Justice Burnett (high court judge), Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP (Attorney General) and Ian Ashford-Thom.

Education
MA (hons) (law and economics) Magdalene College, Cambridge University 

Inns of Court School of Law 

Middle Temple Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholarship, Middle Temple Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition

Young European of the Year Award 1993 (Joseph Bech Travel Scholarship presented by M Jacques Santer, ex-President of the European Commission for contribution to European issues) 

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