Tristan Cockburn Wouter Jellema
Tristan Cockburn (left) with Wouter Jellema. Image – Screenshot/Canva.
  • Wouter Jellema talks with property lawyer Tristan Cockman about the past year
  • The Commercial Tenancies Covid-19 Response Act (WA) has been removed
  • No doubt commercial leasing will continue to undergo change

Last week I caught up with Tristan Cockman from Justice Legal, and we looked back on a year in which Covid-19 legislation was applicable to commercial tenancies. 

Tristan is an expert in all things commercial leasing. He has been a leasing lawyer for more than 13 years.

Before starting his own firm in 2017, he worked at a top tier law practice. Justice Legal is a law firm based in Perth, WA, specialising in property law and leasing.

Tristan explained the lessees’ and landowners’ reaction when the Code of Conduct and the Commercial Tenancies Covid-19 Response Act (WA) were first introduced and how the industry reacted when they extended the law back in September. 

Currently, the Act is no longer applicable. Tristan described how the Act still influences the current affairs and what the parties to a lease agreement can and cannot do following the previous and current legislation. 

We finished the interview by looking ahead to see what the future of commercial real estate could have in store for us. The interview took place at Flux (one of Spacecubed’s co-working spaces in the city). Tristan shared his views on how potentially we could see more of this type of real estate in the near to long term future.

You watch the full 12-minute interview below: 

Should you wish to get in contact with Tristan regarding general legal leasing matters or any issues related to the Covid-19 Emergency Act, you may call him on 0408 954 570, or you may email him at tcockman @


Please note: the interview took place on Tuesday 29 March 2021

Also, the content is intended for general purposes only and should not be taken as personal advice. Always consult with your lawyer to see how the content applies to your situation.

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