As a family business, established by Chris Kallis in 2000, our ethos is to ensure that our clients receive a level of service that some larger firms can’t provide. We like to ensure that all our clients meet a Partner in person at the very start of their claim. We then actively encourage and maintain regular contact throughout the process.
We want to offer a service to our clients that is personal and friendly and adapted to your specific needs. If you prefer to talk face to face, we’re happy to meet with you. If you don’t have time to come into the office, we can telephone, email or write to you instead. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all.
We focus on getting to know our local treatment providers and medical professionals so that we have a good working relationship with them. This is particularly beneficial if you require urgent medical treatment to help you return to work or resume your hobbies and activities.
A great deal of our personal injury work comes from word of mouth referrals from our previous clients who highly recommend us. Maintaining our local reputation is very important to us, therefore we will always focus on getting the best result that we can for your particular circumstances.
We also believe in giving back and supporting charities that directly affect our clients and their families. We have been long term supporters of The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust and The Cavitron Fund, helping both charities to raise significant sums of money for local charities.
About Abe Kallis – Partner
Abe Kallis is ensuring the continued success of the practice established by his father in 2000.
Abe studied philosophy at Masters level before completing his legal training at a Top-50 law firm. He joined the firm as a solicitor and became a Partner in 2010. Abe has a particular interest in undertaking claims for clients who have suffered life-changing injuries. He understands the need to focus on the immediate needs of his clients after a catastrophic injury.
Outside of work, Abe collects vinyl records, enjoys watching films, and entertaining friends.
About Alistair Tawse – Partner
After suffering a serious eye injury in 2001, Alistair was unable to continue his career in the Royal Navy. He re-trained and qualified as a barrister in 2007, before joining Chris Kallis Solicitors as a Partner in 2012.
Alistair’s personal experience of suffering a life-changing injury means that he knows first-hand the difficulties faced by injury sufferers and can provide a unique empathy and understanding to his clients. He specialises in serious, life changing injury claims and clinical negligence work.
Outside of the office, Alistair enjoys exploring Dartmoor and the coast with his wife and two sons.
Chris Kallis – Consultant Partner
Chris established the firm in 2000 and has nearly 30 years’ experience in personal injury litigation. He continues to advise and oversee the running of his highly successful practice and remains actively involved with the day to day management.
Chris is an active member of a classic car club, and he enjoys touring the UK and Europe. Chris is also actively involved in raising money for local causes.
About Kate McCue – Solicitor
Kate studied law at the University of Kent and the College of Law, London before qualifying in 2004. She has extensive experience in the field of personal injury law, having worked in Top-50 law firms in London, Bristol and Southampton.
Kate relocated to the West Country to be closer to family and joined Chris Kallis as a solicitor in 2015.
When not in work, Kate is busy at home with two young daughters. She also enjoys scuba diving, but preferably in warmer water than in Plymouth!
About Simon Langsford – Trainee Legal Executive
Simon started at Chris Kallis in 2014 as a paralegal, specialising in road traffic, employer’s liability and public liability claims.
Having initially studied a degree in American Literature, Simon is now working towards qualifying as a Legal Executive.
In his spare time, Simon is an award winning jazz and blues musician. He plays guitar, banjo and harmonica and performs across Europe.