Tim McHutchison Tim McHutchison

Tim McHutchison

Special Counsel Insurance | Sydney
02 8262 2736 tmchutchison@mcwnsw.com.au Download vCard

Tim is Special Counsel in our insurance litigation team in Sydney. His practice area revolves around defending major and catastrophic claims.

Tim joined McInnes Wilson as a Law Graduate in November 2013. Prior to that, Tim gained work experience at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) assisting parties in the resolution of various disputes, in addition to working for a Federal Circuit Court Judge and working in the in-house legal team of an international clothing brand.

Tim is approachable, honest and hard working. He prides himself on his ability to analyse his client’s issues, apply the law and explain possible solutions.

Tim's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
  • Juris Doctor, Bond University
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Tim's Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Advice on complex, major and catastrophic claims
  • Experience in marine, motor vehicle, workers compensation, public liability and professional lines

Tim's Leadership

  • Vice Chair., NSW Law Society Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee
  • Member,  NSW Law Society Litigation Law and Practice CommitteeMember, Law Society of NSW

Tim's recent publications

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  1. Crime Doesn't Pay

    23 Jul 2020

    SW v Khaja [2020] NSWCA 128. FACTS On 28 November 2015 the plaintiff (SW) celebrated her 15th birthday. At approximately 10:00pm, the plaintiff and three friends entered a taxi. The plaintiff was the front seat passenger. Despite being a warm, dry night...

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  2. Truckies doing the best they can – another win against the danger of hindsight assessment

    17 Apr 2020

    Ryan v Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer (2020) NSWCA 38. facTS In the hours of darkness, at approximately 6:00am on 30 June 2011, the Appellant (‘Mr Ryan’), was the driver of an articulated truck, stopped at an unbroken marked line...

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