Calum Smith

Calum attended Calday Grange Grammar School before moving to Northern Ireland to study law at the Queen’s University Belfast. He graduated with a First Class degree in 2018 before joining us as a paralegal in the family department.

In his quest to qualify as a barrister, Calum has received multiple scholarships from his Inn of Court. Through the Middle Temple Access to the Bar Scholarship, Calum spent time working with a top civil set of barristers in London and marshalled Lord Justice Leggatt (now Supreme Court justice) in the Court of Appeal. He subsequently received the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award and Robert Garraway Rice Scholarship to support him with the expense of completing the Bar Professional Training Course and being Called to the Bar.

Calum graduated from BPTC at Manchester Metropolitan University as the highest achieving student – receiving an Outstanding grade overall – and obtained a Distinction in his Masters in Legal Practice. He now manages a caseload consisting primarily of matters involving disputes between parents about contact and residence as well as financial relief upon divorce.

Outside of work Calum is a self-declared neutral football fan. He plays for a local football team on a Saturday and represented Queen’s University Football Club First Team during his studies.