Services Conveyancing Commercial
Tim is the Principal and the founder of the Firm. Tim was born and brought-up in Yorkshire. He studied law in London and at
the College of Law at Chester in the early 1970s and qualified as a Solicitor in Durham City in 1978. After a period working for firms in Durham
and Newcastle upon Tyne, he moved South and he and his wife, Anne, settled in Prestwood in 1980. He worked for a local Amersham firm supervising
their offices in Prestwood and Hazlemere until 1983, when he decided to "take the plunge" and set up his own local firm. As the nature of
general practice changed and the regulation of the Profession increased, he started to specialise in dealing with property matters and divorce
litigation. In the late 1990s the Civil Procedure Rules heralded a further change in the way litigation was conducted and that coupled with an
increased volume of conveyancing instructions meant that Tim decided to concentrate solely on property matters, both domestic and commercial. As
mentioned in our Mission Statement, 2011 saw a major upheaval in the way private practice operates. The introduction of Alternative Business
Structures is still in its infancy because of the current economic situation so "the jury is still out" as to how it will affect the
traditional "High Street" solicitor. However, Tim believes very strongly that local communities will still need to be served by local
practices which deal primarily in the traditional core matters and provide an individual tailored service. The success of Timothy Kench &
Co over the last 30 years is a testament to there being such a need and this Firm fulfilling it.
Tim is fortunate to have extremely able colleagues now on-board, who specialise respectively in Matrimonial and Family Work
and the complex work of Tax Planning, trusts, Wills and Probate.
Outside the office Tim likes to indulge his love of skiing as often as possible (hence the photo!) and is a member of the
Ski Club of Great Britain. He also likes walking in the Chilterns. He helps in the running of one of the oldest Old School Associations in England and is very proud of his Yorkshire roots. For many years Tim "trod the boards" with a
local Amateur Dramatics society, sadly now defunct, but he still enjoys going to the theatre as often as he can. He also enjoys listening to
classical music. This love of music has percolated down to his elder daughter who is now a professional violinist. 2011 also saw Tim's elder
daughter, Philippa, marry and move to live and work in Yorkshire. His younger daughter Rebecca is an entrepreneur who has set up a
specialist property services firm, propertECO, based in Bath but serving clients nationwide. She is the designer and producer of this website.