Paul Ashwell And Tim Bergin brave the Hever Castle Open Water Swim Competition - Sep 2020
Tim Bergin is a family practitioner, practising in both public and private law and prides himself on his professionalism and commitment to his clients.
Tim trained as an ‘all aspects’ family mediator in 1997 and regularly conducts mediations in chambers. He is also trained to consult with children during mediations.Children (Public Law)
Within public law children Tim is instructed in complex and lengthy Care Proceedings, representing parents, guardians and local authorities.
Tim’s previous experience as a criminal practitioner has sharpened his advocacy skills and this gives considerable advance when instructed in ‘fact-finding hearings’.
- Re C (Child) : Represented appellant mother in successful appeal - approach of court when child returned to mother's care.
- Re G (Children)  EWCA Civ 1017: 'Man of straw and costs' - Counsel for mother (respondent) in lower court - appeal dismissed.
- Re G : Six day fact-finding hearing - represented father - serious injury to child's genitalia- finding that mother caused injury.
Tim has experience of representing mothers and fathers in applications for orders in contentious private law cases involving allegations of parental alienation, intractable contact disputes, domestic and international relocation. Tim also acts for parents in section 8 Children Act 1989 applications, including those which feature non-compliance and enforcement, require a rule 16.4 guardian, involving permission to remove children from England and Wales, and where special guardianship orders are sought.
How can I resolve my case quickly and remotely? When Arbitration is the answer - Jun 2020
(Remote) Life at the Bar with the Sutton Trust - Apr 2020
What to do about children spending time with their separated parents during COVID-19 - Apr 2020
Resolve your disputes remotely and without relying on the Family Court during COVID-19 - Mar 2020
Celebrate National Pro Bono week with 1COR’s arbitration team - Nov 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup featured in The Argus - Aug 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
An endorsement for arbitration from Mr Justice Moor in CM v CM - Mar 2019
Tim Bergin, Michael Walker and Kate Richmond swimming in the Lions Swimarathon 2018 - Mar 2018
Members taking part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2017
Members take part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2015
London and Brighton Members and clerks take part in the London to Brighton Bike ride - May 2014
Family Law without the Lawyers? McKenzie Friends, Litigants in person and funding expert reports Seminar - Jun 2012
We are currently recruiting family law practitioners - Dec 2010