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26 July 2023

Welcome to four new members of the Callin Wild team!

You might have noticed some fresh faces on the Callin Wild website. Callin Wild are delighted to announce the four latest arrivals to the team!

Alice Watson

Alice joined Callin Wild’s Commercial Department in February 2023, assisting with a combination of commercial and private client matters. Alice currently works in an array of areas including (but not limited to) residential and commercial property matters such as sales and purchases, commercial leases, land registration matters and vesting assents.

Alice studied Geography for her undergraduate degree, before commencing on the GDL to qualify in Law. Whilst studying, Alice worked with ‘Street Law’ to provide legal workshops on discrimination and hate crime. Street Law is a charity dedicated to providing practical legal assistance at the grassroots level to empower individuals and communities to gain a better understanding of the law.

In her previous role Alice was a paralegal, assisting with Conveyancing, Employment, Private Client, and Litigation. This included specialist work in employment law, professional negligence, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents.

Julia Crellin

Julia has a background in trust and company administration within the fiduciary services sector and studied for her law degree remotely alongside work and family commitments, achieving an Upper Second Class Honours in 2019. Julia then went on to study remotely with the University of Law for her legal practice course and Master of Law.

Julia joined Callin Wild in May 2022 and has now commenced her articles for the Manx Bar. Julia works predominantly within the Private Client Department but has recently assisted in a high-level Employment Litigation case.

Mark O’Connor

Mark joined Callin Wild as a Trainee Advocate in October 2022. He is currently sat in Callin Wild's Litigation department and aspires to practice primarily in dispute resolution. During his time at Callin Wild, Mark has assisted on a variety of matters from drafting applications for the discharge of high value worldwide asset restraint orders to providing, under supervision, advice on intellectual property.

Born and educated on the Isle of Man, Mark was Head Boy at St Ninians’s High School before leaving the Island and going on to graduate with a first-class honour’s degree in Law LLB from Keele University. Whilst at University, Mark was President of the Law Society and a senior member of the Snowsports society. He then went on to complete his Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from Liverpool John Moores University and has since returned to the Island to begin his legal career.

Lydia Campbell

Lydia joined Callin Wild’s Litigation Team in December 2022, bringing with her a breadth of legal experience. Lydia is a qualified (and practising) Barrister in England and Wales, specialising in Personal Injury, Road Traffic and Clinical Negligence. Lydia’s continuing practice as a Barrister allows her to remain up to date within her area of specialism and continue to exercise advocacy on a regular basis.

Before qualifying as a Barrister, Lydia was a Paralegal in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Industrial Disease for both Claimants and Defendants. Lydia also worked as a local authority prosecutor, conducting a variety of hearings on behalf of the local authority. These hearings ranged from breaches of planning notices and environmental waste disposal challenges to taxi appeals and noise complaints. Lydia frequently advised council departments on the legal process and evidential requirements to pursue prosecutions and appeals as well as conducting legal research into complex legal problems faced by the local authority. Lydia also worked as an Independent Mental Health and Capacity Advocate, working with various vulnerable groups of people, ensuring their legal rights were adhered to. She also undertook reviews relating to best interests for individuals lacking capacity - an area that Lydia has been interested in since drafting her undergraduate dissertation on the subject.

Lydia currently manages a caseload of Personal Injury matters within Callin Wild whilst also working closely with Partners in a variety of other areas such as Trusts, Contentious Probate and Tax matters.