Tim Cornick Partner

Tim has had substantial involvement in legal matters on behalf of investment funds, investment managers, custodians and trustees.

Those areas, plus financial services regulatory / compliance matters and related securities work form the bulk of his practice, with a strong emphasis on investment management and collective investment schemes in the UK and offshore.

Tim deals with all legal aspects of investment management including a wide variety of open and closed ended investment vehicles, in the UK and elsewhere, together with the full range of financial services related work.

Principal areas of work include:

  • numerous formations and restructurings of funds (both UK and offshore and FCA-regulated and otherwise);
  • advice on the use of derivatives within funds and other investment products;
  • structuring real estate funds;
  • reorganisation of fund ranges;
  • advice in relation to operation of fund supermarkets / platforms; and
  • general regulatory advice.

What people are saying


"Timothy Cornick is held in high regard for his open-ended funds expertise, with experience advising on both domestic and offshore matters."

Chambers UK 2018

"Tim Cornick has 'decades of experience in regulated funds and understands the technical and operational as well as the legal and regulatory'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Timothy Cornick is heralded by commentators as 'an authoritative figure in the open-ended funds market' with an 'incredibly good reputation'."

Chambers UK 2017

"Timothy Cornick stands out for his vast industry experience, particularly on open-ended fund matters. He provides key opinions on the regulatory front to a host of substantial fund managers, custodians and trustees."

Chambers UK 2016

"Timothy Cornick 'just has a breadth of experience, he's been in the industry for so long. He's seen all the issues before and knows how to resolve them quickly'."

Chambers UK 2015