Tim Bishop KC


Regularly handles the most substantial of matrimonial financial cases across multiple jurisdictions, and uses his wealth of experience in this area to assist high net worth clients including businesspeople. He is routinely recognised by senior solicitors as one of the foremost matrimonial finance barristers. "One of the big beasts. He's an outstanding advocate and hugely knowledgeable in relation to complex offshore work." "He has got a vast amount of experience and encyclopaedic knowledge." "Tim operates in a fair and appropriate manner, and adopts a calm, measured and effective approach." "Encyclopaedic in his knowledge of the law, strategically brilliant and incredibly user-friendly, he's the perfect matrimonial silk." "Tim Bishop QC is a particularly impressive and persuasive advocate both in terms of his written work and oral presentation. He is able to marshal evidence and present the often complex factual matrix of a case in a concise manner. His knowledge of legal principles and case precedent is masterful." ‘His experience and analytical approach to matters are overwhelmingly good.’

Chambers and Partners 2021 and Legal 500 2021


  • A market leader in top-level financial cases on divorce
  • One of only 3 "star individuals" in Chambers and Partners 2018 for matrimonial finance
  • Habitually instructed by magic circle firms
  • Specialist in financial work for 25 years
  • Regularly appears in high-profile cases
  • Ably supported by numerous juniors inside and outside Chambers

  • High value financial remedy cases
  • Jurisdiction disputes
  • Nuptial agreements
  • Schedule 1 CA 1989 claims
  • Financial Provision after overseas divorce
  • Ecclestone v Stunt
  • X v X [2016] EWCA 1995 (Fam)
  • Work v Gray [2017] EWCA Civ 270
  • Appleton v Gallagher
  • Robertson v Robertson [2016] EWHC 613 (Fam)
  • Gray v Work [2015] EWHC 834 (fam)
  • Tan v Choy [2014] EWCA Civ 251
  • Gallagher v Lawrence [2012] EWCA Civ 394
  • H v S [2011] EWHC B23 (Fam)
  • FZ v SZ [2010] EWHC 1630 (Fam)
  • Lykiardopulo v Lykiardopulo [2010] EWCA Civ 1315
  • McCartney v Mills McCartney [2008] EWHC 401 (Fam)
  • Vaughan v Vaughan [2010] EWCA Civ 349
  • SR v CR [2008] EWHC 2329 (Fam)
  • Miller v Miller [2006]  EWHL 24
  • Xydhias v Xydhias [1998]EWCA Civ 1966
  • Former member of Editorial board of At A Glance
  • Enforcement of Financial Orders in Matrimonial Proceedings (with Gavin Smith)
  • FLBA
  • RAC
  • Trinity College Law Society

Trinity College Cambridge (MA)

Chambers and Partners

"He has a great bedside manner with clients. They always feel supported by him and confident that he has understood their case and what matters to them. He is always well prepared and has a particularly effective style of advocacy which combines conviction with persuasiveness."

“Extremely tactically aware, very efficient and no nonsense”

Legal 500

‘An immensely skilled advocate operating at the top of his game and as impressive on paper as he is on his feet.’

“a real star”


Married with four children