Commercial Law & Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Tim Dixon

LinkedinSpecial Counsel

Tim has practised law for more than 35 years and is a “jack of all trades” with a strong background in commercial law and commercial litigation.  Before coming to Holley Nethercote, he was a principal of a medium sized Melbourne commercial law firm for about 15 years.  He has been a lawyer in the city, the suburbs and the country and he has “pretty much seen it all”.

Admitted to Practice


Key Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • AFCA disputes
  • Commercial law and advice
  • Employment law
  • Sale & Purchase of business
  • Shareholders advice
  • Insolvency advice
  • Company structure and strategic advice
  • White collar crime

Career Achievements

  • Becoming a partner of a Melbourne law firm and managing a substantial business and associated staff.
  • Running an appeal to the High Court.
  • Being recommended recently by a solicitor for whom he acted in Supreme Court proceedings as “the lawyer’s lawyer”.
  • Commencing at Holley Nethercote.


  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.

Favourite Quote

“Never kick a sleeping dog.”

My Thoughts

How Legal are you Corporate Authorised Representative / Authorised Representative Agreements? Take the Quiz

03 Sep 2020

In October 2016, we published a brief article entitled “Is your Standard Form Contract bullet proof?”.  That article was prepared immediately prior to the changes to the Unfair Contracts regime contained within the Australian Consumer…

Buying a Financial Services Business – Tips & Traps

19 Aug 2020

Is there an opportunity for you to buy a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR) business?  Or even an Australian Financial Services Licensee (AFSL)?  Most CARs and AFSLs are operated via a “Pty Ltd” company and so,…

COVID-19 and Paying the Rent – Part 2 (the lock-down continues)

29 Jul 2020

Read Part 1 to this blog: COVID-19 and Paying the Rent. Back in April of this year – which seems like an eternity ago – we provided some advice (in an online webinar) for businesses…

COVID-19 and Paying the Rent

30 Apr 2020

Can you get rent relief for your business offices? If your offices are occupied under a commercial lease and your business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rent relief schemes instituted by the…

ASIC – no more Mr Nice Guy

18 Dec 2018

Here’s what you can expect of ASIC after the Royal Commission and what you’ll need to do. In the wake of the Royal Commission and the criticisms of ASIC being a soft regulator, ASIC Commissioner…

Is your Standard Form Contract Bullet Proof from Unfair Terms?

11 Oct 2016

  Are you a franchisor? ...or a financial services provider with authorised representatives? ...or a credit provider? ...or a service provider?  Do you have a standard form contract that you wheel out when you take…