Tim Appleby


+612 8204 1110 | TAppleby@Axislegal.com.au | vCard

Tim joined Axis Legal as a paralegal in 2014. He has been awarded both a Bachelor of Science and the Juris Doctor from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and was admitted to practice in 2015.

Tim has over 8 years of experience within the music industry. Having managed musicians signed to major and indie labels, he is well equipped to draw up and negotiate all industry relevant agreements:

  • Band partnership agreements
  • Performance agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Songwriter agreements
  • Recording agreements
  • Producer/remixer agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Licensing and synchronisation agreements

Tim also has extensive experience advising clients on the following:

  • Film/TV, fashion and visual arts industry matters
  • Business start-up matters - registration and corporate documents/agreements
  • Intellectual property exploitation, protection and enforcement (copyright, designs and trade marks)
  • Digital media - social media legal compliance and risk management, terms & conditions and privacy policies for websites/apps
  • Defamation - making and defending claims of defamation, reviewing material for potentially defamatory content
  • Discrimination and human rights actions/liabilities under state, federal and international legal frameworks
  • NCAT disputes, District, Supreme and Federal Court civil and commercial litigation matters and mediation

Tim is also a Founding Director and the Association Secretary for the International Social Media Association where he is currently working with solicitors and research clerks around the world in the creation of an online publication relating to the laws surrounding and legal issues arising out of social media. 


  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • NSW Young Lawyers Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law Committee
  • NSW Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee
  • NSW Young Lawyers International Law Committee
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Social Media Association (ISMA)
    Founding Director and Association Secretary