About Walter

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Walter MacCallum is a Director at Aitken Lawyers, where he has led the litigation team since the firm began.

Walter MacCallum

Walter MacCallum is a Director at Aitken Lawyers, where he has led the litigation team since the firm began.

Walter has 16 years of extensive experience in commercial litigation in all court jurisdictions, acting for, and advising, individual clients, family enterprises, start-ups and commercial operations that range from small-to-medium enterprises to large corporations, including not-for-profits.

Walter is the active force behind the firm’s litigation team, whose work is principally based on the understanding that there are often no winners in lengthy contested litigation and early resolutions are often preferable. To this end, Walter’s demonstrated expertise as a tough negotiator has won his clients results that are often only possible outside court processes.

Walter’s grasp of the realities of commercial life – and the dedication of his team to finer details – minimises costs for his clients, in all manner of complex disputes, ranging from contractual disputes to insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, to litigation over wills and estates and franchise disputes and the all important recovery of debts to preserve cash flow.

Outside of litigation, Walter’s an experienced employment lawyer well-placed to deliver effective solutions for employers and employees on drafting and negotiating employment agreements, policy and procedures, share/option plans and bonus plans.

Through it all, Walter maintains an intrinsically personal relationship with all his clients and a thorough understanding of the issues they face, which sees him regularly in the news media as a commentator on issues involving commercial law and employment matters.

Why Work With Walter?

Walter has 16 years of extensive experience in commercial litigation in all court jurisdictions, acting for, and advising, individual clients, family enterprises, start-ups and commercial operations that range from small-to-medium enterprises to large corporations, including not-for-profits.

Media & Articles

Walter is a respected thought leader in all aspects of commercial litigation. Walter is a commentator and contributor in national media on various aspects of commercial litigation.  See below for articles and press.

Things You Should Know Before Opening Your Own Venue

The insanity of property prices and leasing arrangements in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne is driving population and restaurants into Australian regional areas. For anyone interested in opening a bar, cafe or restaurant, Walter Maccallum provides some tips to keep in mind.

Article Published 23rd March 2017

Jumping Ship? Just be careful the waters are clear..

On 1 September 2016 eight partners in the Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF Australia) gave notice of their intention to retire as partners from HSF Australia. Their intention was, after a six month notice period, to become partners in the law firm White & Case and begin rendering services in the Sydney and Melbourne offices of the new firm.

Aitken Lawyers Blog 3rd July 2018

Employers Take Note – Employment Key Changes from 1 July 2018

In line with the regular annual reviews and changes, there are some key changes to workplace entitlements and laws, effective from 1 July 2018. 

Services Walter Can Provide

Shareholder Disputes

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Securities Enforcement

Defamation

Building and Construction Disputes

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