Our team: Leigh Callaway
Fladgate LLP is delighted that litigation associate Leigh Callaway has been elected president of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association for a two-year term.
The Junior LSLA was created in Summer 2011 to represent the interests of junior civil litigators in London, to provide an environment for learning and social interaction, and to assist junior practitioners to develop their own practices. The Junior LSLA puts on a number of events for its members and their guests throughout the year, and currently has over 850 members across a range of litigation practices.
The LSLA itself is a highly regarded organisation, with members throughout London including among all the major litigation practices. As part of its role as a representative body, the LSLA participates in a variety of wide-ranging consultations and its views are widely sought upon proposed procedural and other changes which may affect litigators in London. Members of the LSLA Committee have sat on such prestigious committees as the Civil Justice Council, the Civil Rule Committee, The Law Society Civil Litigation Committee and the Commercial Court Users Committee as well as those formed for specific purposes including the Short and Earlier Trials Scheme. As part of the LSLA, the Junior LSLA strives to ensure that the views and opinions of junior litigator are properly considered and are not overlooked.
Leigh is a co-founder of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association and the Commercial Litigation Associates Forum and a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association. He is a regular contributor to the legal press, writing articles for the New Law Journal and the Solicitor’s Journal.