Samuel is currently a pupil in Chambers and undertakes work covering all of Chambers’ practice areas. His main areas of practice are currently in Civil Law, covering Small Claims, Road Traffic and Housing Possession.
His ambition to become a barrister dates from his teenage years, and stems from a desire to make a difference in law and to his clients’ lives. He has a firm belief in the ability of a good barrister to influence the outcome of a case, and is particularly passionate about developing his advocacy skills. Having studied Law at University, he came to the conclusion that litigation was where his knowledge and skills could best be used and developed.
Before starting pupillage, Samuel gained experience in a wide-ranging role at a leading litigation firm in London where he worked on a number of complex and high value commercial cases.
Whilst studying, he was involved in pro bono work for the University of Kent’s Kent Law Clinic and City Law School’s Company Insolvency Scheme.
Sam has helped set-up two companies, in the children’s clothing and events industries. Although he has now taken a back seat in both in order to concentrate on his legal career, he believes his personal experience helps him to relate to and understand the concerns of the business owners he works with on commercial law cases.