Areas of Practice:
• Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding – The University of Law
• Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation – The University of Law
• BA (Hons) Politics, Upper Second Class – The University of York
• Harmsworth Scholarship – Middle Temple
• Advocacy Scholarship – The University of Law
• Certificate of Honour – Middle Temple
• Civil Advocacy Prize – The University of Law
Samuel specialises in financial cases following the breakdown of a relationship. He frequently represents clients in a broad spectrum of family finance proceedings, including matrimonial finance, transfers of tenancy and applications for interim relief.
Samuel also acts in cohabitation disputes and property disputes between unmarried couples under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1990. Samuel’s civil practice means that he can advise fully on the procedural aspects of these claims and is very familiar with the law relating to trusts.
Outside of court, Samuel represents clients in Private FDRs, arbitrations and mediations.
Private Law Children:
Samuel regularly acts for both applicant and respondent parents in private law children matters. Samuel’s background in criminal litigation means that he is particularly good at dealing with cases of allegations of physical and sexual abuse as well as cases involving domestic abuse, regularly acting for parents in fact-finding hearings. Samuel is regularly instructed in complex Children Act matters involving parental alienation and intractable hostility.
Samuel is also able to advise on the financial aspects of private law children cases, including Schedule 1 Children Act applications.
Public Law Children:
Samuel appears regularly in care proceedings at all stages from interim care and supervision hearings to final hearings. Samuel’s background in criminal litigation means that he is particularly good at dealing with fact-finding hearings and dealing with sensitive allegations.
Personal injury and other civil:
Samuel receives instructions in all aspects of personal injury litigation appearing for both claimants and defendants in trials and hearings including CCMCs, Stage 3 oral hearings and infant approval hearings . He often acts in claims arising out of road traffic accidents, as well as those arising in other contexts, such as employers liability, occupiers liability and Highways Act claims. He accepts instructions to provide written advices and to settle pleadings and schedules of losses.
He regularly receives instructions with claims involving credit hire and acts for claimants and defendants in contractual disputes.
Landlord & Tenant:
Samuel has a particular interest in advising and providing representation in residential landlord and tenant proceedings and he has experience in mortgage disputes.
Samuel is a registered public access practitioner.