- Called: 2013
Tristan joined Five Paper in October 2015 after successfully completing his pupillage. He is a member of both the Property and Commercial teams.
In 2016 Tristan was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship by Inner Temple and travelled to New Zealand for 3 months. During that time he gained valuable experience in commercial and insolvency disputes at a top Wellington firm.
Tristan has a broad Property practice encompassing property, leasehold and housing disputes. He regularly acts for both landlords and tenants, in private and in social housing matters.
Tristan is regularly instructed on both fast and multi track trials is regularly instructed to conduct hearings and draft proceedings in relation to the following:
· Equality Act defences to possession proceedings;
· Anti-social behaviour injunctions and committal proceedings;
· Possession proceedings based on anti-social behaviour, sub-letting and non-occupation;
· Possession proceedings based on failed succession claims;
· Disputes over tenancy deposit schemes
· Breaches of the implied terms of tenancies.
Tristan is regularly instructed in s204 appeals and has acted in a range of appeals in relation to intentionality, suitability of accommodation and vulnerability. He also provides training on the full range of Homelessness issues.
Tristan has been instructed to provide advice and represented Housing Associations, Local Authorities, management companies and individuals at the Property Chamber in relation to service charge disputes. Cases have involved a claim for the reasonableness of services delivered, whether a Lease permitted the creation of sinking fund and disputes between tenants and intermediately landlords.
Mobile Homes Act 1983
Tristan has been instructed and developed expertise in relation to issues that arise in relation to the Mobile Homes Act 1983, acting for a number of landowners to provide advice on eviction and charges.
Tristan has acted in a range of commercial disputes concerning the supply of goods and services. He has a particular interest and expertise in the enforcement of guarantees, including in relation to rental guarantees, as well as factoring and invoice discounting arrangements.
Tristan is regularly instructed to appear in winding up petitions in both the High Court and the County Court. He has also provided advice on insolvency procedure including:
· Power to disclaim onerous property;
· Requests for information from receivers;
· The liability of a parent company for the losses of a subsidiary.
Tristan is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public pursuant to the Bar’s public access scheme.
Tristan has taken on Pro Bono cases, using his experience working at the Personal Support Unit to provide clear and effective advice directly to clients.
· University of Law – BPTC
· University of Law – GDL
Lord Brougham Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Princeton Exchange Scholarship – Oxford University
Pegasus Scholarship by Inner Temple
Property Bar Association (PBA)
Commercial Bar Association (Combar)
London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)