Experience to assist you
Callum is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Property Department. He has more than 35 years’ experience of all aspects of commercial property work, specialising in the acquisition and development of residential land for national and local housebuilders and developers, including the sale and purchase of residential land, the formation of long-term option agreements, financing and security work, planning advice - including the negotiation and completion of s75 Agreements and similar planning and infrastructure agreements - and environmental advice. He has a detailed working knowledge and understanding of the technical challenges facing clients in the house-building sector.
Callum also has substantial working experience and knowledge of the social housing sector and the compliance and regulatory issues connected with that sector.
Going the extra mile
Although he specialises in the house-building sector, Callum has experience in all aspects of commercial property work, including leasing, purchases, sales, security work, and he acts for a range of commercial clients, from national companies and oil majors to small and medium sized local businesses. Regardless of the size or complexity of the transaction, clients can expect Callum to bring hard work and attention to detail to all dealings. Perhaps most importantly, he has the ability to de-mystify the legal process, and clarify and explain matters to the client. He is approachable and reliable and well used to working to deadlines (however unrealistic!).
Callum left Edinburgh University with an honours law degree in 1980 and joined Raeburn Christie as an apprentice. He was assumed as a partner in 1986 and appointed Head of that firm’s Commercial Property Department some years later. He retained that role following the merger which saw the formation of Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace and continues to lead the firm’s renowned Commercial Property Department, ensuring that the Department’s fee-earners remain focussed on delivering high quality service to our range of commercial clients, and that the Department is up to date at all times with legal developments and practice.
Callum also serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. He is of course a member of the Law Society of Scotland.
Joined RCCW in 1980.