- Called: 2013
Tristan joined Five Paper in 2015 after successfully completing his pupillage. He accepts instructions across all areas of property law and continues a commercial practice with a particular focus on insolvency. In 2016 he was awarded the Pegasus Scholarship from Inner Temple and travelled to New Zealand for 3 months to work for a leading law firm gaining insight into larger scale insolvency disputes.
He regularly provides seminars on Property and Commercial topics, organising a Junior Seminar Programme for professionals less than 5 years PQE.
Tristan has a speciality in real property and landlord and tenant litigation.
Tristan is frequently instructed to provide advice and represents Housing Associations, Local Authorities, property managers and RTM companies in the Property Chamber in relation to service charge disputes, leasehold enfranchisement, and leasehold extensions.
Tristan was recently instructed to provide advice on complex claim for repairs following structural damage to commercial property. Tristan has also successfully acted for number of clients in forfeiture proceedings in relation to business tenancies.
Tristan takes instructions on a range or real property matters including:
• boundary disputes;
• business tenancies and the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
• party walls;
• restrictive covenants;
• service charges;
• unauthorised extensions;
Tristan is instructed in all areas of housing law with particular emphasis on complex possession proceedings involving the Equality Act 2010. He acts in the full range of housing matters including disrepair claims, anti-social behaviour injunctions, and disputes over tenancy deposit schemes.
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 acted in a range of commercial disputes and uses his expertise in Property law to advise on issues involving commercial and residential property, including:
• the enforcement of guarantees, including in relation to rental guarantees;
• director’s duties in a company specialising in Property development;
• shareholder disputes including drafting a claim for unfair prejudice in relation to residential management companies;
• the enforcement of mortgages, including Shared Ownership mortgages;
Tristan is regularly instructed to appear in insolvency proceedings for creditors, debtors, companies and office holders. He has particular experience in dealing with property matters following on from insolvency proceedings. He has advised on the following issues:
• disclaimer of onerous property;
• jurisdictional issues in insolvency proceedings;
• disclosure requests from Trustees;
• annulment of bankruptcy orders under s282(1)(a) due to lack of capacity.
Tenure confusion: are shared ownership lessees assured tenants, long lessees or both? Property Litigation Association (find the link here)
Annulment of bankruptcy orders: mental incapacity (find the link here)
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
• Pembroke College, University of Oxford – History BA (2:1)
• Princeton University – History Exchange Programme
• Pegasus Scholarship to New Zealand – Inner Temple
• Lord Brougham Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
• Hardwicke Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
• Princeton Exchange Scholarship – Oxford University
Property Bar Association (PBA)
Commercial Bar Association (Combar)
London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
Social Housing Lawyers Association (SHLA)