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Tristan Sedal

QUALIFICATIONS   BA, LL.B(Hons)
ADMITTED  2004    BAR  2008

PHONE  9225 8309
MOBILE  0402 483 972
EMAIL  tristansedal@vicbar.com.au

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Computers / IT
  • Contract
  • Defamation
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices

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Experience

Before joining the Bar in 2008, Tristan practised at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in its Dispute Resolution group and prior to that at Minter Ellison in its Construction, Dispute Resolution and Media, Communication & Technology groups. As a solicitor, Tristan acted in a wide range of disputes including: commercial, construction and defamation litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria; telecommunications arbitrations before the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission; applications to the Federal Court of Australia for judicial review; and appeals to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal.

Tristan has significant experience in large commercial and construction disputes as junior counsel and prior to that as a solicitor. Tristan also acts regularly in professional negligence disputes, including acting on behalf of barristers, solicitors, builders, building owners, building surveyors, architects, engineers and real estate agents.

Published decisions in which Tristan has appeared include:

- Oakmont Properties Pty Ltd v Duan Lan Zhang & Anor [2019] VSC 568

- Oakmont Properties Pty Ltd v Zhang (Building and Property) [2019] VCAT 92

- O'Keeffe v Toop & Ors [2018] VSC 421

- Ozaltay & Anor v Atilla & Anor (No 2) [2018] VSC 764

- Johns Lyng Commercial Builders Pty Ltd v Carrington International Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2016] VCAT 1821

- Rees v Rees [2016] VSC 452

- Melina Sehr v Best Hooper Ltd [2015] VMC 32

- Metricon Homes Pty Ltd v Hooper [2014] VSC 12

- Hooper v Metricon Homes Pty Ltd [2014] VCAT 277

- Clarendon Homes Vic Pty Ltd v Zalega [2010] VCAT 1202

- Sivritas v Sivritas & Anor [2008] VSC 374

- DPP v Williams [2004] VSC 360