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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Personal injury


Tristan is a partner in the 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.


Trained Pattinson & Brewer; qualified 1993; partner Russell Jones & Walker / Slater & Gordon; partner Penningtons Manches 2017




British-German Jurists’ Association


University of Wales at Cardiff – LL.B (Hons); University of Northumbria – LL.M

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s team is co-led by the ‘incredible’ Warren Collins and the ‘exceptional’ Tristan Hallam. The team focuses on claims made by the catastrophically injured, and allocates its clients a dedicated lead lawyer from the outset. Its cases are complex in nature and often of significant value; they regularly involve road traffic accidents and assaults, resulting in such issues as severe brain and spinal cord injury, upper limb and orthopaedic injury leading to amputation, psychological harm and wrongful death. The team also has experience dealing with international matters, with a particular niche expertise in trans-atlantic catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. Notably, Louise Taylor is currently working on a complex group action involving psychological harm caused to police officers during the Grenfell Tower disaster, and the team also works with Police Care UK, which provides support and rehabilitation to traumatised officers.