Tim joined Mellor Olsson in 1981 after graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Law.
He has developed an extensive practice, particularly in the areas of planning, development and environmental law. Tim's work has also largely focused on rural issues, including acting for a large number of pastoralists in relation to native title claims.
Tim's practice has also involved advice and representation regarding employment law. This has included issues with employment contracts, the interpretation and application of industrial awards, workplace health and safety and allied discrimination.
These areas of practice and his work in general commercial litigation have involved Tim in dealing with all levels of Government and in court appearances in all State and Federal Courts.
Tim has been a member of the Council of The Law Society of South Australia for the last 7 years, and during that time he has served as an Executive Member. He is also a member of the Planning, Local Government and Environment Committee and the Aboriginal Issues Committee of The Law Society of South Australia.
Tim has been actively involved in the National Environmental Law Association over many years, including periods as President of the South Australian branch and as National President.
Tim is the fourth generation of the Mellor family to join the firm.