Timothy Akers - Courts Martial

Timothy Akers - Courts Martial profile

Tim is an experienced military law practitioner who regularly represents members of the Armed Forces in the UK and abroad.

Recent cases include:

  • R v Anderson: represented a Sergeant accused of committing multiple physical assaults upon his partner over a number of years in the UK and BFG.
  • R v Hughes: acted for a Fusilier in a 4-handed Court Martial where the Prosecution alleged multiple assaults had been committed in a context of institutional bullying and “scumming”.
  • R v Tamling: Secured the double acquittal of a Lance Corporal who had been accused of theft from employer and failing to perform a duty at the Military Court Centre in Sennelager, Germany.



Year of call: 2005
  • Clerk to the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Areas of specialism:
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Courts Martial
  • Criminal
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Transport Law
  • LLB (Hons.), University of Liverpool
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London
Professional associations:
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Association of Road Transport Lawyers
  • Member of the Western Circuit
Professional activities:
  • Tim has been instructed to advise The Law Society on a number of occasions, iincluding advising on the merits of judicial review proceedings
  • Tim regularly delivers presentations on various aspects of regulatory and professional disciplinary law, data protection, and financial crime. Tim's latest seminar focused upon reforming data protection and the GDPR
  • Tim has a special interest in the youth justice system and has led referral order panels for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Tackling Youth Crime by the Local Criminal Justice Board of Northamptonshire, in recognition of his work as part of the LCJB Schools Team
Outside Interests:
  • Tim enjoys travel, singing, and the performing arts
  • Tim has acted (badly) in two productions at the Tricycle Theatre in London
  • Tim works on a voluntary basis as a Peer Supporter for LawCare
  • Tim is a Chambers Wellbeing Representative
  • He is a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do