Tim Suter, Partner, Public Regulatory
I am a partner in the public and regulatory law group. I specialise in advising public officials and regulators on the proper exercise of their powers, as well as private sector organisations on how to challenge the decision-making of public bodies. I have particular experience in providing advice to those conducting high profile public inquiries, investigations and inquests.
I recently acted as the solicitor to the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989. I have also acted as the deputy solicitor in the 52 inquests into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005 and in the inquest into the death of the Russian dissident, Alexander Litvinenko. I provided advice to a client involved with the Leveson Inquiry into the phone hacking scandal and represented Iraqi witnesses in the Al Sweady Inquiry. I advised the BBC on matters arising from the Jimmy Savile scandal and acted as the solicitor to the Commission of Inquiry into the death of the second UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold. I previously worked for the Government Legal Service and acted as the deputy solicitor to the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Gage, which examined the death of an Iraqi prisoner in British custody in Iraq in 2003.
I am listed as an up and coming individual for public and administrative law in Chambers. In the 2015 edition I was described as "prodigiously hard-working and committed". The 2016 edition said I am "an effective and hard-working lawyer with very good interpersonal skills". My professional memberships include the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association and the Law Society's International Human Rights Action Team. I have written various articles, most recently in the New Law Journal and in the Pharmaceutical Executive.
Outside the office, I am a keen hockey player and sailor. When I am feeling brave, I also enjoy running marathons. I am currently plucking up the courage for marathon number six.