Calum Smith



Calum completed his pupillage in October 2023 under the supervision of Tom Harvey, Jude Allen and Josh Viney.

Calum has quickly developed a broad and busy practice covering all areas of family law. During his pupillage, he worked closely on cases at all levels from the County Court, to the Court of Appeal and has been instructed in his own right in financial remedy cases with assets as high as £5m.

Despite a particular focus on financial remedy work, Calum accepts instructions in applications brought under TLATA and the Family Law Act 1996 and has extensive experience in private children disputes.

Prior to joining chambers, Calum worked as a paralegal at a specialist family law firm in London. Before that, he was a fee earner at a high street firm in Merseyside for a number of years.

In addition to his practice, Calum delivers seminars to firms across the city.

Calum continues to volunteer at the East Greenwich Legal Advice clinic and is a frequent contributor to the Financial Remedies Journal.

Family Law Bar Association

Middle Temple

Queen’s University Belfast: Law (First Class Honours)

Manchester Metropolitan University: Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding, ranked 1st)

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize (Award for the best Middle Temple student on the BPTC)

Certificate of Honour (Awarded by Middle Temple for obtaining an Outstanding grade on the BPTC)

Robert Garraway Rice Scholarship (Middle Temple, BPTC Scholarship)

Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (Scholarship to cover the cost of Admission and Call to the Bar)

Michael Sherrard QC Scholarship (Middle Temple Access to the Bar Scheme, an initiative run by the Inn aimed at promoting social mobility at the Bar)

Away from work, Calum spends his weekends recovering from the perils of being an Everton supporter.