Trisan Hyatt (2009)

Barrister

Trisan joined Invictus Chambers in October 2015 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Since getting on her feet, Trisan has developed a multi-disciplined practice, accepting instructions to advise, draft pleadings and represent clients in family law, regulatory & professional disciplinary proceedings, residential landlord and tenant disputes and employment law.

She has also gained experience of prosecuting and defending in criminal proceedings.

Practice Areas

Family, Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary Proceedings, Employment, Housing and Mental Health & Incapacity.

 

Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary

Trisan accepts instructions to appear before a variety of healthcare regulatory bodies such as the General Dental Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Notable cases include:

  • Okunlola v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 2456 (Admin)
  • Enemuwe v Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) [2016] EWHC 1881 (Admin)
  • NMC v Osei-Bonsu (2016) – successful submission of no case to answer following the presentation of the NMC’s case in relation to charges of dishonesty.
Employment & Discrimination

Trisan has significant experience of employment and discrimination law as a result of her previous roles working with solicitors and as a self-employed advocate.

She accepts instructions from employers and employees in a wide range of employment-related litigation covering disability, age and race discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.

Housing

Trisan accepts instructions in a wide range of housing matters from possession proceedings and disrepair, to unlawful eviction, anti-social behaviour injunctions and harassment claims.

Family & Childcare

Trisan accepts instructions across the full range of family law including, private children, care proceedings, domestic abuse and occupation proceedings.

Mental Health & Incapacity

Trisan accepts instructions to act for clients before the Mental Health Tribunal and before the Court of Protection. She has experience advising on Deputyship Applications.

About Trisan

Prior to joining the Bar, Trisan worked as an A-Level Law, Sociology and Psychology Lecturer; Curriculum Team Leader on the Access to Higher Education Law Programme and as a University Law Lecturer.

Additionally, Trisan interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Trial Chamber II) on the case of The Prosecutor v Tolimir, Assistant Commander of Intelligence and Security for the Bosnian Serb army who reported directly to the Commander, General Ratio Mladic, accused of and eventually convicted of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide crimes against humanity, and violations of laws or customs of war. During this time, she assisted the Judges with research and drafting sections of the draft judgment.

Publications

Trisan is a regular contributor to the Chambers Blog.

Interests & Commitments

Trisan has a keen interest in international child protection issues.

Her non-professional interests include:

  • Writing and performing poetry
  • Athletics
  • Cooking dishes from all over the world

Qualifications & Awards

  • BA (Hons), History and Philosophy, University of the West Indies
  • LLB (Hons), BPP
  • BVC, BPP
  • LLM (Public International Law), Queen Mary, University of London
  • Diploma in Teacher Education – History, Sociology and Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • International Bar Association
  • Discrimination Law Association