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Tristan Hallam, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Personal injury


Tristan is a partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, based in the London office. He advises on all types of maximum severity personal injury work including road traffic and aviation accidents, employers’ and public liability claims and high value spinal, head and amputation injury claims. He has a special interest in marine accident work and a long track record of litigating in the Admiralty Court.

With many years’ experience of acting for both private clients and a range of associations, Tristan has represented the Police Federation on numerous occasions, in particular acting for officers at risk under the Winsor reforms and where injuries prevent them from returning to front line or non-adjusted duties. He is recognised as a ‘much sought after’ leader in his field by Chambers UK and is singled out by the directory for being ‘a very sound personal injury lawyer’ and a ‘kind, considerate litigator’ who ‘thinks things through carefully’.

Tristan is a member of the British-German Jurists’ Association and is fluent in German. He joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2017 from another City law firm where he was a personal injury partner for over 10 years.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the widow of a Royal Navy pilot who was killed during service off the coast of the United States.
  • Representing a claimant in the Court of Appeal who was injured on board a cruise ship in international waters.
  • Successfully appealing to the Court of Appeal on behalf of a serving police officer who broke his ankle and tibia while undertaking an advanced motorcycle course as part of his training.
  • Acting for the respondent in a successfully resisted appeal relating to a claim by a police officer under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations.

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