Jeremy Callman > Ten Old Square > London, England > Barrister Profile

Ten Old Square

Work Department

Company & Partnership, Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation


Barrister specialising in Chancery – commercial litigation (partnership/LLP law, commercial disputes, banking/mortgage law, general contract and tort, insolvency and bankruptcy, professional negligence, sale of goods, property, landlord and tenant, company law); also non-contentious partnership law. Important cases: Boyle v Burke [2020] Bus LR 220: key case on partnership dissolution; whether a transfer of business had resulted in dissolution and the impact on partnership annuities, Heathcliffe Properties Ltd v Dodhia [2016] EWHC 2628 (Ch): Important case on using contempt of court to enforce compliance with Court orders in the context of realising partnership assets.Chohan v Patel [26 May 2016]: Freezing injunction obtained against assets of a solicitor partner in the course of a partnership dispute. Reinhard v Ondra LLP [2016] 2 BCLC 571: Ground breaking case exploring the nature of members’ interests in an LLP, whether members can be employees and what terms apply to members. Dr Shakarchi v Dr Muir [11 March 2014]: GP partnership dispute regarding division of former partnership premises with injunctions sought.Eaton v Caulfield & Others [2014] BCC 653: Scope of unfair prejudice relief to bring about discontinuance of proceedings. Paul Castledine v (1) RSM Bentley Jennison (2) RSM Bentley Jennison Ltd [2012] Bus LR (D77): Whether former partner retained a share in the goodwill of a substantial accountancy firm. Eaton v Caulfield & Others [2011] BCC 386: Limited Liability Partnership: expulsion, unfair prejudice and just and equitable winding up in LLPs.Shaw v Finnimore & Watts LTL 9/3/2009 (re alleged profit-sharing agreement); Capewell v Boulton LTL 6/11/2009 (beneficial interest claimed in shares); Turner v Jacob LTL 16/6/2006 (re: constructive/resulting trusts, estoppel and tracing);  Horton & ors v Brandish & ors LTL 22/8/2005 (re estoppel and caution over land); Ridgeway Motors (Isleworth) Ltd v ALTS Ltd [2005] 1 WLR 2871 (re limitation and bankruptcy/insolvency); Ellis v Coleman LTL 10/12/2004 (goodwill and construction of a partnership agreement); The Society of Lloyd’s v Surman and Ors LTL 13/10/2004 HC (re enforcement of charging orders); Soremekun v Omotunde [2004] All ER (D) 312 (re: third party setting aside a judgment); The Society of Lloyd’s v Laws [2004] EWHC 71 (Comm) (re: amendment of pleadings);  The Society of Lloyd’s v Bowman & others LTL 19/12/2003 CA (re bankruptcy/Lloyd’s Names); Marsh v Sofaer & Griffinhoofe [2004] PNLR 24, [The Times] 10/12/2003 (re solicitor’s negligence and duties of confidentiality); Thomas-Everard v Society of Lloyd’s [The Times] 28 August 2003 (re: bankruptcy and Lloyd’s Names);


Qualified 1991; Middle Temple; barrister member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners Committee 2008 – 2014; member of Professional Standards Committee 1994-98; articles published in ‘The Sunday Times’, ‘The Solicitors Journal’, ‘Mail on Sunday’, ‘Journal of the Association of Partnership Practitioners’, ‘Practical Law’, ‘Tolley’s Trust Law International’, ‘Journal of International Banking Law’, ‘The Charity Law and Practice Review’; provided advocacy and litigation courses to solicitors’ firms including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and Hammonds.


Chancery Bar Association; Association of Partnership Practitioners (committee member); Professional Negligence Bar Association; Property Bar Association.


Westminster School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA Hons).


Debating, (Observer Mace Debating Champion 1991), Hon Sec of the Legal Group of the Friends of the Hebrew University, theatre, badminton, and works with Norwood, a leading UK charity supporting children and families with learning disabilities.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Partnership

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Jeremy CallmanTen Old Square ‘He is technically brilliant, reliable and accommodating. He is always willing to go the extra mile. He is immersed in technical partnership and LLP firm and member issues on a daily basis; it is difficult to achieve comparable experience and knowledge. He is easy to work with and quickly gains the confidence of clients.’

The ‘pre-eminent set’ for partnership and limited liability law for some, Ten Old Square offers specialist partnership expertise handling a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including advising professional services firms, hedge funds and private equity firms on partner and member exits, underperformance issues, team moves and lateral hires and unfair prejudice in LLPs. The chambers hosts a number of experienced junior counsel, including Jeremy Callman, whose focus is on litigating LLP and partnership disputes alongside acting on partnership points arising in the context of tax litigation. Jonathan Gavaghan has a busy practice advising on partnership and LLP disputes for professional services’ firms, medical practices and farmers, while Naomi Winston is noted for her practice in advising firms and individuals on internal issues and drafting non-contentious partnership documents. Gideon Roseman was involved in the case of Gamnon v Johnson, in which he acted for the defendant in a case concerning which homes were owned by a partnership.