Fellow (The Melbourne JD)
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Tim's research interests are diverse but centre around climate change law, broadly construed to include corporate social responsibility, torts, planning law and administrative law, as well as the more traditional concern with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-led processes and domestic climate politics.
He is currently undertaking a thesis at the Melbourne Law School entitled Negligence of Australian Public Functionaries for Inadequate Climate Mitigation: Could equitable remedies (re)define the duty of care in massive torts?, which is being supervised by Professor Lee Godden and Associate Professor Jason Varuhas. In simple terms, the thesis seeks to unpack the legal hurdles which might prevent the Commonwealth being found liable in negligence for their insufficient efforts to mitigate climate change. The thesis was inspired by the judgement of The Hague District Court in Urgenda Foundation v Netherlands ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2015:7196  C09456689 HA ZA 13-1396.
The Melbourne JD
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Australian-German Climate and Energy College