Sir Timothy became a member of the States of Jersey in April 2008, he was appointed Her Majesty’s Solicitor General for Jersey and was made a Queen’s Counsel. In November 2009 he became Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Jersey which post he held until the end of March 2015. He was subsequently sworn in as the Deputy Bailiff of Jersey on 2nd April 2015. On 17th October 2019, he became Bailiff of Jersey.
The Bailiff is appointed by the crown and is responsible for the orderly conduct of the States Assembly.
As President of the States, the Bailiff is responsible for ruling on the admissibility of questions and propositions. These are referred to him for approval by the Greffier of the States when they are submitted by members.