Senior Associate // Head of Climate Justice & Sustainability
Developing international human rights law
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Tim is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance) and a member of the Legal Practice Council. He holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Witwatersrand, and an LL.M. degree in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Tim is a Senior Associate and Head of the Climate Justice & Sustainability practice, which specialises in areas of climate change law, environmental law, human rights, and constitutional law. He has a particular interest in the convergence of digital rights, open data, and climate justice, the relationship between ecological sustainability and emergent technologies, and the development of ‘climate-resilience law’ in Africa. Tim also acts as a Senior Associate at Power & Associates. (2023-).
Before joining ALT Advisory, Tim practised as a senior attorney in the Pollution and Climate Change Programme at the Centre for Environmental Rights (2017-2022), with a primary focus on the regulation of air pollution and its impact on public health. Prior to that he clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2016-17, Justice Bess Nkabinde), and he was employed as a legal compliance advisor at Environmental Resources Management in South Africa and the United Kingdom (2014-16).
Tim has appeared in a variety of fora, including media interviews, conference panels, and guest lectures at local and international universities.
Tim is committed to exploring effective ways in which society can build climate-resilience through the provision of human rights and the application of just and regenerative practices.
Promoting rights-based technology innovation
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