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Callum Thomson


Department: Northumbria Law School

Callum Thomson joined Northumbria University in November 2018 as a Solicitor Tutor within the award-winning Student Law Office.  The law clinic offers advice and assistance to members of the public and he supervises students working on family law and private client cases.

Callum read for his degree at Northumbria University Law School and graduated from the MLaw (Exempting) course in June 2014.  He worked in private practice for four years, qualifying as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in March 2017.  Callum’s current research interests involve protecting the mental health of the child in Private Law Childcare Proceedings, Domestic Abuse, as well as the need for empathy as a legal professional and how students can learn to empathise with clients.

In the academic year 2019/2020, he has taught Wills and Probate, Solicitors' Accounts, Approaches to Law and Lawyering Skills and Public Legal Education. Callum has taught students in all years of the four-year programme, including Masters' and Legal Practice Course students. Furthermore, he has commenced a Personal Tutor coaching role for students on the Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme, as well as providing guidance to students completing their dissertations.

Callum Thomson


  • Law MA June 23 2014
  • Member Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Stay home, stay safe, save lives? An analysis of the impact of covid-19 on the ability of victims of gender-based violence to access justice, Speed, A., Richardson, K., Thomson, C. 8 Jun 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The Hall of Mirrors, Thomson, C., Bengtsson, L., Mkwebu, T. Oct 2019, In: The Law Teacher


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