Callum is an Enabling Innovation Project Legal Officer. His work is focused on providing commercial law/IP advice to SMEs, start-up businesses, and voluntary sector organisations within the D2N2 area. Callum undertakes a variety of work in the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre.
Callum’s main duties include:
- Managing his own commercial law caseload under supervision. This involves interviewing clients, researching their legal issues and delivering advice;
- Supervising law students working in the Centre on the Legal Advice Centre Commercial Law Drop-in Project;
- Assisting with the set-up, marketing and running of events for local SMEs, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations, and presenting at such events;
- Preparing resources for the Centre, including blog posts and Commercial Law guides; and
- Liaising with local businesses, community groups, and voluntary sector organisations.
Enabling Innovation is a three year collaborative programme involving Nottingham Trent University, the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham, which will provide support to over 2,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over three years. Focusing on ‘enabling technologies’, it aims to stimulate an innovation ecosystem designed to commercialise cutting edge R&D, support product and process innovation within SMEs and drive innovation through supply chains.
In addition to Callum’s current role, he is studying the Legal Practice Course part-time at Nottingham Law School.
Callum previously worked as a Legal Assistant in the Legal Advice Centre (2016-17 academic year). He is a Chemistry (MChem) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) graduate.