Sam is an employment specialist who also practises in the field of commercial law. Sam's in-depth knowledge of personal injury proceedings are invaluable to solicitors who are litigating employment claims with a substantial personal injury element present.
In November 2019 a judge recently described Sam's cross examination as having left the witnesses "dazzled in the headlights".
Sam was called to the Bar in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) (a British oversea territory) and has represented a number of European and American ultra-high-net-worth individuals with business interests located within the TCI. Between September 2014 and January 2017, Sam practised at Misick & Stanbrook (the leading law firm in the TCI) as an employed Barrister in the Dispute Resolution team. He gained significant experience of Commercial Litigation and Judicial Review cases and represented his clients at all levels including up to the Court of Appeal. As a junior to Ariel Misick QC, Samuel was instructed by a well-known international recording artist in a commercial / employment dispute worth approximately $20million (USD).
On his return to Chambers in February 2017, Sam was instructed in the Privy Council appeal: Akita Holdings Limited v The Honourable Attorney General of The Turks and Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos Islands)
Sam is qualified to accept instructions direct from businesses who do not have their own in-house legal team.
"Sam is a leading expert in his field, and highly recommended for his expertise – a superb tactician, cuts straight to the crux of the case and has the ultimate advocacy skills. Indisputably one of the best barristers I have had the pleasure of working with. Sam has clear focus and identifies the winning points in a case and pursues. He is a great source of support and strength for any client, advises succinctly and gets to know the client well." Director of a global financial institution
"Once again, a total superstar." Director of a multinational financial company
"Sam is very good at getting to the nub of an issue quickly. He is very approachable and provides practical advice to clients in a friendly way. Clients are always impressed with his cross examination skills, as his careful and considered questioning often befuddles even the most prepared witnesses." - Alexandria Quigley, Senior Solictor, Lupton Fawcett, Leeds.
"Sam is calm under pressure and provides excellent support to those instructing him. He is extremely client focused, pragmatic and commercial. In the case we worked on together, Sam showed particular skill in handling a challenging lay claimant and providing support to our witnesses." - Leading Associate in a top City firm.
"Sam took a very practical and commercial approach to our case. He was very down-to-earth and approachable with both solicitors and clients and took the time to properly explain aspects of the case and the process to the clients in terms which they could understand." - Partner in a leading US firm.
Samuel represents both claimants and respondents. He is well regarded by those that instruct him for his eye for detail, cross examination skills and his overall expertise.
He has represents a number of NHS trusts and financial institutions. Samuel has an in-depth understanding of the financial markets as a result of his work in the TCI on many banking related disputes.
His respondent clients include: well-known financial institutions, blue-chip companies, city recruitment agencies, utility companies, public authorities and the Metropolitan Police.
Samuel has particular expertise in insolvency issues of employment matters (which often involve TUPE points).
Samuel's notable cases include:
In May 2012, Samuel was junior to Suzanne McKie QC in the High Court case of Gelpack v Nexpack, an expedited final hearing, concerning enforceability of non-compete, non-dealing and non-solicitation clauses; resisting a springboard injunction.
He has also appeared in the High Court successfully defending an injunction application, on behalf of Action for Children, following an attempt by an employee to injunct the charity to prevent an internal disciplinary hearing from taking place:
Other examples of Samuel's employment tribunal cases include:
Samuel gained extensive experience of both General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council prosecutions whilst working for Field Fisher Waterhouse in their Professional Regulatory Department. Samuel accepts instructions in this area defending medical and other professionals who have been prosecuted by their regulatory bodies.
Samuel's experience includes:
Samuel was instructed in a multi-million-pound insurance case in the High Court (Colin Edelman QC and Richard Harrison instructed).
He has represented a defendant builder in a professional negligence action.
Samuel has advised in a contractual dispute relating to the development of commercial property.
Industrial Law Society
Employment Lawyers Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Faculty of Law Prize for Top First Class degree in year
Victoria Chambers Prize for Top First in Evidence Examination
Inner Temple Scholarship
LLB First Class (top First in year)
LLM, Queen’s Cambridge (Upper Second)