Tim Tierney represents the legal sector on the 26TEN Coalition
Tim has over three decades in private legal practice and over two decades service on the Law Society of Tasmania’s Property and Commercial Committee. He has represented the Law Society on various committees and liaison groups with government and non-government bodies, including the Australian Property Law Group of the Law Council, Australia’s peak legal industry body and the redrafting of the standard form of real estate contract used throughout Tasmania. Tim was awarded the 2011 Presidents Award by the Law Society for service to the profession.
He is the principal of the law firms. Tierney Law, a general legal practice with office in Hobart, Huonville, Sorrel and Dover, and Strand Conveyancing which focuses on property transfer legal work. He has a law degree and post graduate diploma of legal practice.
Tim enjoys writing and preparing practice materials. Tim assists the leading international legal publisher Lexis Nexis, in providing legal content for the Tasmanian jurisdiction. He delivers practical training for graduate lawyers at the Legal Practice Course and practicing lawyers for the Law Society of Tasmania.
Tim recognises the legal community has particular:
- power and responsibility for citizen rights
- reliance on the spoken and written word
- complexity of concepts and language
- accountability to multiple audiences.
Tim is pleased to be able to help the legal sector and his local Huon Valley community participate in the long term, community wide improvement of literacy and numeracy standards in Tasmania.