Bishop is the easy-going first choice to fellow pre-eminents like Diana Parker and Baroness Shackleton, for whom he acted as junior counsel in McCartney v Mills-McCartney. ‘It was a fantastic experience, both in terms of the legal issues involved and the high profile, and all of the drama, borne of the very complicated relationship between husband and wife,’ he says. Bishop mentored as a junior under the legendary Nicholas Mostyn QC. He says he still feels ‘extremely privileged’ at having had access to the ‘amazing work, and the practitioner’ from whom he learnt an ‘enormous amount’. Called to the bar in 1991 and a silk since 2011, the Cambridge-educated barrister specialises in international cases — particularly concerning financial remedies, jurisdiction disputes and Schedule 1 (financial provision for children of unmarried parents) claims.
Tim Bishop QC