Callum Traynor

  • Experience

Callum joined Birketts as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2021. Callum qualified in March 2023, and is now a Solicitor in our Planning & Environmental Team. He is based in our Cambridge office.

Callum primarily assists in relation to contentious and quasi-contentious environmental, rights of way and planning matters. This includes statutory nuisance, challenges to modifications of the definitive map and statement, applications for lawful development certificates, planning appeals, planning enforcement, advertising regulations, TPOs, compulsory purchase, and judicial reviews.

Callum sat with three teams within the firm during his training contract, which were Planning & Environmental, Dispute Resolution and Corporate. Callum developed several skills across his three seats, including effective drafting of agreements and court documents, advocacy and oral presentation techniques, case management, and providing clear and commercial advice to clients.

Prior to joining Birketts, Callum graduated with a 2:1 in History from the University of Leicester. Callum subsequently converted to law, obtaining a Commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Waterloo. Callum worked as a Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution team at a regional law firm, before achieving a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at BPP Cambridge.

During his training contract, Callum volunteered for the Suffolk Law Clinic, where the volunteers provide pro bono advice to individuals in a variety of contexts.   

Callum plays rugby for Shelford Rugby Club, who currently compete in National Division 3 (London & South East Premier).

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