Tim Horlock KC

Year of Call: 1981, Middle Temple

Kings Counsel: 1997

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Tim Horlock KC has appeared for the last few years as one of the recommended leading Health & Safety and Personal injury silks on the Northern Circuit. In the current edition of Chambers & Partners directory he is listed in Category 1 and described as “bright and decisive” combining a down to earth approach with real enthusiasm.

As a junior Barrister, Tim Horlock KC enjoyed an extensive Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice acting for claimants and defendants alike. In silk, Tim Horlock KC is recognised as a leading practitioner in Health & Safety and Personal Injury work.

Tim Horlock KC accepts instructions from claimants and defendants and will work on his own or with junior Counsel if required. He will accept instructions on a conditional fee basis in appropriate cases. He is Counsel approved to be instructed by several major insurance companies and by the Motor Insurers Bureau.

He has developed extensive expertise in dealing with:

  • Catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, paralysis and amputation cases. He is expert in dealing with matters relating to care, accommodation and loss of earnings;
  • Public funding issues and the liability of Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to fund care, accommodation and other services;
  • High value psychiatric and psychological claims;
  • Serious factory and road accident cases;
  • Provisional damages claims (particularly in traumatic brain injury and spinal injury cases);
  • Structured settlements and periodical payments;
  • Cases involving incapacity;
  • Sports injuries;
  • Occupational claims, particularly stress and bladder cancer (he was retained on behalf of Dunlop PLC as junior Counsel).


“He has gravitas – both clients and opponents respect him.”

Chambers and Partners, 2024

Notable Cases

  • Personal Injury

    Infant claimants seeking damages against McDonalds as a result of scaldings.

  • Health and Safety/Environmental Law

    Defendant chemical companies in claims for damages by residents and employees resulting from accidental chemical exposure.

  • Health and Safety/Environmental Law

    Defendants and local authorities facing claims for damages by local people and residents resulting from contaminated land and environmental accidents.

  • Personal Injury

    Defendants facing claims by residents for health effects following dust contamination at Merseyside Docks.

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers' Association


  • Manchester Grammar School
  • St John's College, Cambridge MA (Cantab) Law