Chris Callender > Simpson Millar LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simpson Millar LLP
16 Upper Woburn Place

Work Department

Public Law


Partner, Head of Claims against Public Authorities


Chris is a Partner and Head of Claims against Public Authorities at Simpson Millar. He specialises in Human Rights Act and negligence claims against public bodies including local authorities, health trusts, prisons, police and other state agencies.   Chris also represents bereaved families at inquests and assisting with civil claims.

Other areas of expertise include judicial review in community care, prison law and other public law related challenges.

He has considerable experience of representing children and young people, and has been a qualified Solicitor for more than 20 years.


Chris is a member of the Community Care Law for Children and Young People network, Administrative Law Bar Association and the Inquest Lawyers Group.


In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his daughter, boxing and taking part (slowly) in triathlons.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

Simpson Millar LLP fields a ‘fantastic team’ of human rights specialists who are active across the spectrum of HRA and ECHR related claims, spanning work for victims of trafficking and vulnerable children, as well as inquests and claims against public authorities. One leading figure within the team is Victoria Pogge Von Strandmann, who has recently handled complex cases concerning discrimination under Article 14. Chris Callender is another senior figure, with particular expertise representing children and young people. Dan Rosenberg and Sarah Woosey spearhead the education and children’s rights offering.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

(Next Generation Partners)

Chris CallenderSimpson Millar LLP

Active across the full range of administrative and public law areas, Simpson Millar LLP handles complex judicial review work spanning community care, children’s rights, and education, with a particular specialism in acting for victims of trafficking. Chris Callender forms part of the leadership trio and has extensive experience bringing claims against the police and prisons for failing in their duty of care. Co-head Victoria Pogge Von Strandmann specialises in public law challenges concerning the rights of children and vulnerable migrants, while co-head Dan Rosenberg is an expert in education-related judicial reviews, particularly unlawful exclusions.