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Tim Morshead

Tim Morshead QC


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  • Bradford (Valuation Officer) v Vtesse Networks Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 16; [2010] RA 69. Tim appeared in the Lands Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal for the Valuation Officer in a successful appeal establishing the basis for valuing Vtesse’s network of fibre-optic cable in rates.
  • Allen (VO) v. English Sports Council [2009] UKUT 187 (LC); [2009] RA 289. Tim appeared for the Valuation Officer in a successful appeal establishing that grant should not be taken into account in assessing rateable value.
  • Selfridges Ltd v Humphries (Valuation Officer) [2009] UKUT 296 (LC); [2010] RA 260 (with David Holgate, QC). Tim was instructed by the ratepayer in this appeal concerning the rateable value of this Oxford Street department store.
  • Persimmon Homes (Midlands) Ltd & Ors v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWCA Civ 474; [2010] RVR 122 and [2009] UKUT 126; [2010] RVR 11  – Tim acted for the acquiring authority in this case which settled in the Court of Appeal with the claimant accepting “nil” compensation.
  • Waters v. WDA [2004] 1 WLR 1304 (with David Holgate, QC). This case in the House of Lords is the leading modern authority on the Pointe Gourde principle.
  • Orange PCS Ltd v. Bradford (Valuation Officer) [2004] EWCA Civ 155; [2004] 2 All ER 651; [2004] RA 61; (2004) 101(8) LSG 31; (2004) 148 SJLB 236; [2004] NPC 22; Times, February 20, 2004; Independent, February 26, 2004. Tim appeared at first instance and the Court of Appeal in this case re-establishing some of the main principles underlying rating valuations.