About Callum Reid
Career to date
“I have practised as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer, specialising in insolvency and restructuring, for over 20 years. I have undertaken challenging roles in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia before joining Gibson Sheat. I draw on my overseas experience to better serve the needs of my clients.”
My recent work
Professional associations and community organisations
I am here to help my clients by utilising my professional expertise. To be effective, I gain a clear understanding of their business objectives as early as possible, and work collaboratively with them and other professionals to achieve their objectives.
An instance where I've given a client a real competitive edge
In London, my pro bono work included representing Death Row inmates in Jamacia who brought appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Working with Senior Counsel in London, we were successful in one appeal where the murder verdict was reduced to manslaughter, thereby saving the inmate’s life. It taught me the importance of legal team work and how effective a legal team can be.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given
Treat others as you would like to be treated (from my parents, from an early age).
What stimulates me?
Working in a team with others to achieve the best possible outcomes.
What I enjoy outside of work
Time with my wife and family. With three young daughters, they keep me fully occupied when I am home, and it is a pleasure and privilege being their Dad.
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd...
be a professional musician (if I only had enough talent!). I studied piano and classical music through to the end of secondary school and loved it. By then, I recognised my limitations and found other things I was better at doing. I still enjoy music as an interest.