Tim graduated from Monash University (B.A.) in 1991 and from Bond University (LLB, Hons) in 1994. Commencing articles in 1994 with the then Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper), he was admitted in 1995 and practised until 2000 at which point he moved into legal recruitment. Having worked in London for over 5 years focusing on international legal recruitment, in 2006 he returned to Australia to set up the firm's Melbourne office. He is a partner of the firm, head of Taylor Root Australia and has over 15 years' legal recruitment experience.