Background

Tristan firmly believes that every person has a right to due process. He understands that criminal charges can cause significant stress and anxiety and he treats each client with respect, dignity, and empathy – irrespective of their circumstances. He also appreciates that the criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate, and he aims to guide clients clearly and efficiently through each step of their case.

Professional Experience

Tristan regularly appears in a broad range of criminal and traffic cases, including:

  • Bail applications to the Local, District, and Supreme Courts of New South Wales,
  • Sentencing proceedings in the Local and District Courts of New South Wales,
  • Complex Local Court defended hearing,
  • Domestic violence matters (including apprehended violence orders),
  • Serious sexual violence matters,
  • White collar crimes,
  • Complex drug supply and possession crimes,
  • Applications pursuant to s 14 and 19 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) (formerly known as s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990),
  • All manner of appeals, including licence appeals in the Local Court, severity and conviction appeals in the District Court, and
  • Indictable matters.