Callum Neill - Solicitor

Callum is a solicitor in our Family Law team. He has a substantial professional and academic background specialising in complex and high-value family law disputes, including with an international element.

He advises clients on all aspects of private family law, including:

  • Divorce (and alternatives such as annulment, judicial separation and the dissolution of civil partnerships)
  • Financial matters upon divorce
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Child arrangements (including with whom a child should live and spend time with and other matters such as schooling and healthcare)
  • International child abduction and relocation
  • Schedule 1 of the Children Act proceedings (financial matters relating to children outside of married couples)
  • Family Law Act proceedings, including non-molestation orders and occupation orders (relating to domestic violence).

Callum qualified as a solicitor in September 2022. He started his career at a leading divorce and family law firm in central London as a paralegal, working exclusively for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, before spending over a year of his training contract at another law firm in London working in divorce and family law, often involving complex and high-value disputes. He has previously volunteered at the Ealing Advice Service, providing free advice/triage for clients facing difficult personal circumstances relating to welfare benefits, debt, domestic violence and landlord & tenant issues (such as eviction actions). He has always been interested in helping people through difficult personal circumstances.

Callum has a keen eye for detail and dedicates the necessary time and consideration to fully understanding an individual’s situation, how it is affecting them and the best way to proceed. He approaches his clients with sensitivity and empathy and is always aware of the emotional and personal impact of family law issues. In addition, his substantial academic background in family law allows him to take a deeper consideration as to how the law applies to, and affects the landscape of, his client’s cases where appropriate.

Callum particularly enjoys the interpersonal aspect of his work. Helping individuals at the most difficult points in their lives with sensitive matters gives his work meaning and significance. He is a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to resolving family law issues in a constructive and non-confrontational manner. Callum always seeks to resolve disputes in the least financially and emotionally costly way possible.

Outside of work, Callum is an Arsenal Football Club fan and was a season ticket holder before relocating to Cambridge. Since living in Cambridge, Callum has taken up rowing and is an active and dedicated member of the Cambridge ’99 Rowing Club. He also rowed for Magdalene College whilst at the University of Cambridge.