Tristan Hallam, a specialist personal injury lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the field, has joined Penningtons Manches’ personal injury team from the London office of Slater and Gordon where he was a partner for over 10 years. Tristan’s appointment will boost the firm’s leading clinical negligence and personal injury practice to eight partners plus an associate director. He will be working closely with catastrophic injury partner Warren Collins.
Undertaking all aspects of maximum severity personal injury work for both private clients and associations, Tristan’s extensive experience includes high value spinal cord, brain and amputation injury claims, road traffic and aviation accidents, employers' and public liability claims, and disease and industrial deafness claims. He has a special interest in maritime work in which he has experience of litigating in the Admiralty Court. He frequently acts for the Police Federation, in particular for officers whose injuries prevent them from returning to front line duties following the Winsor reforms.
Tristan’s expertise is recognised by legal directory Chambers UK, where he has been listed as a leader in his field for a number of years. He is noted for being “very shrewd and extremely calm, with a great sense of perspective in a case”. Tristan’s professional memberships include the British-German Jurists’ Association (BGJA) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Tristan has appeared in the press on a number of occasions, including recently for his work in representing the family of a leading London architect who was killed on his motorbike by a bus driver who was convicted for driving without due care and attention.
John Kyriacou, partner in the London clinical negligence and personal injury team, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tristan to the team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a great asset to our practice.”