Tim Dixon

Special Counsel

Tim has practised law for more than 30 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 thinks he has “pretty much seen it all”.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial law and advice
  • White collar crime
Admitted to practice:  1983
Career achievements:
  • Obtaining his legal qualifications as a mature age student whilst working full-time.
  • Working with Tim Nethercote about 20 years ago and occasionally briefing Grant Holley when he was a Barrister.
  • 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.
Qualifications: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.
Future aspirations: To continue to practise in the profession which Tim loves and in which he has spent a large part of his life.
Interests outside of work:
  • Family
  • Sailing
  • Snow skiing
  • Tinkering with cars
  • Gardening under instruction
Favourite quote:  “Never kick a sleeping dog.”

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    ASIC – no more Mr Nice Guy

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018
    In the wake of the Royal Commission and the criticisms of ASIC being a soft regulator, ASIC Commissioner James Shipton has unequivocally said that ASIC will adopt a much tougher and more aggressive stance in its monitoring and enforcement of compliance with the financial services laws.

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  • Commercial Law

    Dealing with Bad Behaviour by Employees

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017
    Every now and again, employers find themselves faced with an employee who steps over the line and does something which requires a disciplinary response but may not warrant dismissal. This may occur when a long standing and valued employee does something out of character.

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  • Commercial Law

    Is your Standard Form Contract bullet proof?

    Tuesday, 4 October 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 on board a new business partner or customer?

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