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Tim was educated in Penarth and studied history at Harvard University. He worked as a junior equity finance trader at Citi Investment Bank before studying for the GDL at City University London and then completed the BVC.

Tim is instructed to appear before a variety of tribunals and enjoys a successful practice in general crime, fraud, disciplinary and regulatory law.

He has developed a specialism in sports regulation and discipline and regularly presents both disciplinary and licensing matters on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.

He has also advised the Premier League and the prospective Olympic athlete Jemma Simpson in relation to the United Kingdom Athletic Association and British Olympic Association’s decision to select only one athlete for the women’s 800m track event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He has represented clubs and players before the RFU Disciplinary Panel and Appeal Board and sits on the Middlesex RFU Disciplinary Panel. Tim has also presented cases on behalf of the General Dental Council and represented nurses in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Tim is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in complex and serious matters in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ and Youth Court. He has represented defendants in relation to confiscation proceedings and trading standards offences and represented companies facing criminal prosecution. In January 2014, Tim was junior defence counsel in a conspiracy to defraud and fraudulent trading at the Central Criminal Court. The matter was privately prosecuted by Tower Hamlets Trading Standards as part of a large scale investigation into fraudulent LGV training providers.

Tim is regularly instructed by the CPS Special Casework Unit. As Junior Counsel in the case of R v Lawrence, the defendant was convicted of conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to rob and possession of a firearm at the Central Criminal Court. Similarly in R v Read & Others, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Tim assisted in successfully prosecuting ten defendants charged with conspiracy to steal BT copper cable. In R v O’Saul & Others, at Southwark Crown Court, he was instructed as junior counsel to prosecute two males responsible for defrauding Natwest Bank and laundering the proceeds from large-scale commercial frauds. Most recently, in June 2014, Tim was instructed as junior counsel to prosecute in R v Carbon & Others, relating to a series of armed robberies and an aggravated burglary in East London.

Tim has also successfully prosecuted allegations of benefit fraud on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions and has been instructed by the London Borough of Harrow & Brent Trading Standards. In R v Doyle, he was instructed as junior counsel in the successful prosecution of a defendant charged with 18 counts of benefit fraud and possession of false identity documents spanning over a twenty-year period. Tim is currently instructed to pursue confiscation proceedings conducted pursuant to the original Criminal Justice Act 1988 provisions due to the age of the convictions.

Tim is also a member of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers.

Tim Naylor

Tim Naylor



Professional Discipline

Regulatory Law

Sports Law


Trading Standards

Business Crime



Middle Temple Criminal Bar Association

Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association

British Association for Sport and the Law

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:


Phone: 02920 23 2032

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