Callum qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Callum trained at a niche media and entertainment firm and, shortly after qualification, he moved to West End firm, Hamlins, where he advised upon a broad range of media and entertainment disputes over the course of four years.
Callum has extensive experience of the media and entertainment industries and of litigating disputes arising within them. For example, he has advised upon and/ or successfully pursued numerous phone hacking claims (arising out of Operations Weeting, Pinetree and/ or Golding), has been involved in high profile and often landmark defamation cases as well as a number of claims relating to infringement of copyright. Over the years, Callum has acted for (and against) a number of well-known individuals, record companies, media organisations and collecting societies (PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited). He has been interviewed for BBC and Sky News and written for national newspapers and legal journals in relation to reputation management issues.
Callum’s emphasis is on avoiding litigation, where possible, through swift and assertive action and a carefully considered strategy. Where litigation is necessary, Callum’s approach is to achieve the client’s objectives as soon and as cost-effectively as possible, with his client’s best interests at the forefront of his mind. He has been involved in a number of precedent setting cases but has also resolved a number of disputes through alternative dispute resolution.
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– Alex Turner