A Barrister in the Marine Team at Bartons and a passionate sailor, Tristan appears at the Admiralty Court, The High Court, Coroners’ Inquests, RYA disciplinary hearings, prosecutions by the MCA, IFCA, MMO, EA and the HSE. Tristan has contributed to MAIB reports following serious incidents and undertakes a broad range of Marine litigation, Fisheries matters, investigations following fatalities collisions and advises in PACE interviews under caution where authorities such as the MCA, IFCA, MMO, MAIB the HSE and the EA are involved.
Tristan has a MSc in Marine Safety (Health Safety and Environment Masters Degree with major component taken at the IMO in 2016) and has sailed all of his life. He has owned and personally refitted a number of yachts and cruised much of Northern Europe. Tristan is a competent sailor/racing skipper and has detailed technical/mechanical knowledge. He also holds a current RYA Yacht Masters certificate, an International Certificate of Competence and the RYA Powerboat 1 and 2. Tristan’s passion and interest in technical marine matters makes him well positioned to manage detailed build quality disputes.
Tristan also uses his keen interest and knowledge as a board member of The Dartmouth Harbour Authority, providing legal advice in all aspects.
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