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Tim Burn-Francis

Bar roll 2023 Admitted 2019
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Tim Burn-Francis practises in commercial litigation and is a specialist in intellectual property, media and entertainment law.

Tim’s principal experience includes trade mark and copyright infringement disputes, opposition hearings, Copyright Tribunal applications, defamation and contractual disputes.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tim was a solicitor at specialist intellectual property and entertainment firm, Simpsons, in Sydney. At Simpsons, he acted on some of Australia’s most recent high profile intellectual property and entertainment industry cases.

Prior to Simpsons, Tim was a solicitor in the intellectual property and trade mark prosecution teams at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Tim holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Tim is reading with Peter Creighton-Selvay. His senior mentor is Ed Heerey KC.

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Chambers & Clerk

Emmerson Chambers
Level 18 Room 10

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

+61 3 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Defamation



Juris Doctor

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance)

University of Melbourne



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia



Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)