Calum joined the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team at Leathes Prior in April 2016 and was promoted to Senior Associate in May 2023. He specialises in contentious probate, advising on challenges to wills and claims against estates. His work covers a range of areas including lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, proprietary estoppel, executor/trustee disputes, and claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Calum is also experienced in dealing with equitable claims involving trusts of land and interests in property (including constructive trusts, resulting trusts and proprietary estoppel). In addition, he assists the team with core property disputes - such as boundary disputes, disputed easements, and nuisance claims.
Calum graduated in Law from the University of Central Lancashire in 2009, before completing his Legal Practice Course at the same university in 2010. He then went on to complete a training contract at Brockbanks Solicitors in Cumbria, qualifying as a Solicitor in July 2013. Remaining at Brockbanks Solicitors until 2016, Calum worked on some high-profile cases in West Cumbria and developed a strong reputation with both clients and peers in the area.
Calum takes an active role in the recruitment of the new wave of legal talent at Leathes Prior, by way of his role as a mentor on our Vacation Scheme.
Calum enjoys writing - both in a professional context when advancing his clients’ cases, and outside of work such as when preparing written pieces for special occasions of friends and family. Away from the office, he loves nothing more than spending quality time with his wife and daughter. His interests include strength & fitness training, music, style and fragrance.