Samuel has a keen awareness of the commercial realities facing clients, including in the context of commercial disputes, insolvency, disputes across different jurisdictions and subrogation.
Before beginning at the bar, Samuel studied history at the School of Oriental and African Studies and St Antony’s College, Oxford before studying the GDL and BPTC in London as a Lincoln’s Inn scholar.
Samuel has developed a broad practice across business disputes, including the law of companies, partnerships, unincorporated associations and contractual disputes. He has experience in analysing complex factual patterns in claims related to insolvency, pre-insolvency transactions at undervalue and company directors’ duties.
Samuel regularly attends the winding-up list for companies, petitioners and supporting creditors.
Samuel has a particular interest in employment claims involving sex, race and disability discrimination. He has worked on claims involving unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, wrongful dismissal and breach of restrictive covenants.
Samuel has experience in fast track and multi-track claims with a cross-border element, including claims that were issued before, during and after the Brexit transition period. During pupillage he assisted other members of chambers in the Supreme Court case X v Kuoni Travel Ltd  UKSC 37.
He has also appeared in numerous cases involving serious allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
Samuel frequently appears in claims under EC Regulation 261/2004, the Montreal Convention and the Athens Convention.
Samuel has experience of representing interested parties at Jury and non-Jury inquests.
Samuel has been instructed as a Junior Junior Counsel to the Post Office Horizon Inquiry since 2022.
Sam is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. If you wish to instruct Sam on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.
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