Calum qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and joined the firm in 2018. He trained at a large regional firm, which is where he discovered his passion for immigration law and has been advising clients in this area since 2015.
Calum specialises in advising businesses and individuals in relation to a full range of immigration matters, including Sponsor Licence applications, all UK visa applications, british nationality enquiries/applications and EU Settlement Scheme applications.
He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) and regularly attends training events and seminars to remain up to date within this ever-evolving area of law.
In addition to providing clients with immigration advice, Calum also advises clients suspected of committing criminal offences at the police station stage of the investigation and at the Magistrates Court following charge.
Notable immigration cases include:
- Successfully appealing an indefinite leave to remain refusal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) on the ground of an error of law
- Successfully appealing a Deportation Order in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) made against an EEA national with a history of offending
- Successfully advising a high net worth client regarding an application to extend their Entrepreneur visa when certain specified documents were unavailable
- Advising a victim of the Windrush scandal, prior to the issue reaching the national news and the creation of the Windrush Scheme. Initially, acquiring a document to confirm their right to remain in the UK and going on to secure their British citizenship.