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Nottingham Law School graduate and NLS Legal's Callum Scott qualifies as a solicitor

Nottingham Law School (NLS) graduate and NLS Legal's Callum Scott has gained his qualification to become a solicitor.

Callum Scott
Callum Scott, a NLS graduate, has gained his qualification to become a solicitor

Callum Scott, an NLS Legal employee and NLS graduate, has progressed even further by qualifying as a solicitor. His solicitor qualification adds to the many achievements Callum has gained since beginning his journey at NTU, from impressing at NLS Legal where he was a student volunteer during his study to being nominated and winning the Modern Law Award’s Paralegal of the Year in 2020 and Nottinghamshire Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year in 2021.

I am so very proud of all Callum has achieved throughout his Nottingham Law School journey, from student volunteer to solicitor. He is hugely talented, committed to supporting access to justice and in developing our NLS students. His journey to qualification is an inspiration to many.

Jenny Chapman, Executive Dean

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Callum started to work at NLS Legal as a Legal Assistant in the 2016-17 academic year

Callum first joined NLS Legal - the teaching law firm (formally known as the NLS Legal Advice Centre) in 2015 as a student volunteer, whilst undertaking his Graduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Law School. After excelling as a volunteer, he then secured employment as a Legal Assistant in 2016, working full time alongside his part time Legal Practice Course, which he graduated from with a distinction in 2019. Callum’s qualification marks a further milestone as he is the first person to undertake his solicitor training and achieve qualification with NLS Legal, since they gained law firm status in 2015.

I am delighted that we have been able to support Callum through to qualification. Callum is a real asset to the firm, the university and to the legal profession as a whole. He epitomises everything an outstanding solicitor should be and is an excellent role model to our students.

Laura Pinkney, Head of NLS Legal

Callum is the supervising solicitor for the firm’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service and supports the Intellectual Property service. Callum manages a large and varied caseload whilst supervising the firm’s junior staff and student volunteers. In addition to his NLS Legal role, Callum is also a Trustee at Nottingham Law Centre - a prominent local organisation that also delivers access to justice - and contributes to policy reform, for example, as a member of the ‘Tribunal Processes’ sub-group for the JUSTICE and Administrative Justice Council’s Working Party on Reforming Benefits Decision-Making (2019-2020).

I am delighted to have recently qualified as a solicitor with NLS Legal and I wish to put on record my thanks to my colleagues in the firm, and in the wider law school, for their support and encouragement over the past 6 years. Particular thanks must go to Laura and to Jenny for creating an environment which has allowed me to grow, and which has given me the opportunity to develop my own practice from a very early stage in my career. Securing access to justice for people in Nottingham and across the county (and sometimes even further afield!), whilst helping to develop the next generation of lawyers, is an immense privilege and one which I do not take for granted.

Callum Scott, Solicitor

Nottingham Law School graduate and NLS Legal's Callum Scott qualifies as a solicitor

Published on 3 October 2022
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