Calum Campbell RWK Goodman

Calum Campbell

Senior Associate

Capacity, Care and Court of Protection | Private Client | Wills, Trusts and Estates

About Calum

Calum is a Senior Associate in our Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes team and specialises in helping clients across Swindon, Oxford, Marlborough and Wiltshire.

He helps clients defend or contest a Will and advises on a broad range of inheritance disputes. He specialised in this area after several years practicing as a property and general litigator, with a particular focus on inheritance and trust disputes.

Calum is a member of our specialist Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes team. He is ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 and a Star Associate in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

‘Calum Campbell is a solid private client and property litigator, combining a depth of legal knowledge with a tenacious approach to litigation, yet at all times keeping an eye on the client’s objectives. Legal 500 

“He is very thorough, commercially minded and pragmatic,”  while another commends him for being an “extraordinarily approachable, down-to-earth and engaging man.” Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Calum takes satisfaction in working with clients in a pragmatic manner to find a way through what are often challenging and upsetting circumstances.

Specialisms

  • Challenges to the validity of Wills including issues of capacity, undue influence, lack of knowledge and approval, fraudulent calumny, execution and revocation
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975
  • Claims to recover lifetime gifts
  • Removal of Trustees and Executors
  • Proprietary Estoppel claims
  • Constructive Trust claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 including property related cohabitation disputes.

Memberships

Full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

"Clients often approach us following a bereavement. So as well as trying to come to terms with their loss, they’re faced with unexpected problems with a Will or perhaps a dispute with other family members. I take the time to explore their particular circumstances and concerns so I fully understand the issues which are important to them. The legal issues can be complex and I try to advise in a straightforward and understandable way, always keeping the client’s aims and the possibility of a negotiated solution in mind. I can also call on my general litigation experience where wider issues (as they often do) arise."

Calum Campbell

Learn more about Calum's areas of expertise

Contesting a Will
You may be concerned that a Will left by a loved one doesn’t reflect what they would have wanted. Whatever disputes you face, we have an expert team who can help you to contest a Will with sensitivity and tact.
Court of Protection and attorney disputes
At what is a difficult time, matters can be made worse if you're concerned that a person taking advantage of your loved one, or if a person appointed to manage their financial affairs isn't doing so properly.
Defending a Will
You may be the beneficiary of a Will, but are facing accusations from family members that the will was not valid and that you should not receive what you believe is rightly yours.
Estate administration and Executor disputes
If someone close to you has dies then it can be a very upsetting time. Matters will only be made worse if you then face difficulty in resolving the administration of your loved one’s estate.
Property inheritance disputes
Sometimes a relative can leave a Will that doesn’t tally with what you think is fair. We have expertise and experience of dealing with all aspects of trust disputes and can guide you through the complexities that may arise.
LPA
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
LPAs are the only way you can choose and appoint in advance someone to legally make decisions for you tailored to your particular circumstances.
Guide to deputyship and changing deputy
When it is determined that a client lacks capacity to make financial decisions, the Court of Protection will appoint a deputy to help the individual manage their financial affairs.

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