Callum McLean

Callum McLean

"Pallant Chambers has ‘great depth’ in commercial, employment, property and family law."

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“Always live up to expectations.”

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“Consistently high levels of service.”

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"The set has gone from strength to strength."

Legal 500, 2018

“Always a pleasure to deal with."

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Practice Overview

Callum joined Pallant as a tenant in 2019 following his successful completion of pupillage in Chambers.

He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ civil practice areas, and has a particular interest in Chancery and Property law.

Callum represents both claimants and defendants in the County Court, and also for some regulatory matters in the Magistrates Court, and has appeared in contractual and negligence small claims hearings, possession proceedings, applications under the Civil Procedure Rules, and proceedings arising out of the Ministry of Justice’s procedure for personal injuries.

Callum has also undertaken advisory work for clients on a broad range of legal problems in practice areas such as landlord and tenant law, consumer law, wills, sureties, and bailment. He regularly drafts statements of case on behalf of claimants and defendants across the spectrum of his civil law practice.

Commercial Chancery

Court

  • Winding-up petitions.
  • Small claims hearings related to the incorporation of terms in business recruitment contracts.
  • Applications under the Companies Act 2006, for example Section 859M.

Advice

  • Interpretation of personal guarantees of directors of a dissolved company where the debt was purported to be assigned in part to another company before dissolution.
  • Compliance of contracts with The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and the impact of non-compliance.
  • Interpretation of consumer construction contracts and consideration of misrepresentation, non est factum and other defences.
  • Professional negligence of costs draftsmen and solicitors.
  • The proper reasoning behind a decision by an insurer to withdraw insurance for non-disclosure of endorsements on a consumer driver’s licence.
  • Insolvency of limited companies and the impact of a later discovery of assets by liquidators missed by administrators.
  • Enforcement of adjudication decisions in JCT contracts.
  • Specific performance in contracts for the transfer of performance shares in limited companies.

Trusts, Estates, Probate and Private Client

Court

  • TOLATA 1996 case management conferences and directions hearings.

Advice

  • Construction of residuary clauses.
  • Application of the cy-près doctrine.
  • TOLATA 1996 claims.
  • Inheritance Act 1975 claims and defences.

Property

Property

Court

  • Possession proceedings for both Claimants and Defendants, both on instructions or as part of Housing List Duty Advice schemes.
  • Continuation of interim charging orders where there have been errors in the service and filing of documents.
  • TOLATA 1996 claims and directions hearings.

Advice

  • Enforcement of legal charges under Sections 101 and 103 of the Law of Property Act 1925.
  • Lease extension disputes relating to maintenance covenants and the impact of Right to Manage Company’s assumption of duties under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, The Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement and Lease Renewal) Regulations 1993, and Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
  • Business tenancy renewals and dilapidations.
  • Resisting business tenancy renewals when future occupation is intended to be by a member of a landlord company’s group.
  • Mandatory injunctions and trespass where an adjoining roof extends over the boundary line.

Personal Injury

Court

  • Stage 3 MoJ hearings.
  • Small claims hearings on liability only, liability and quantum, and quantum only.
  • Infant settlement hearings.