Samuel joined chambers in October 2020 after successful completion of his pupillage during which time he gained significant experience in industrial disease, catastrophic injury, and clinical negligence. Samuel is regularly instructed in trials and interim applications, alongside his paperwork practice.
Before coming to the Bar, Samuel worked in Milan at an international law firm advising on private, commercial, and sports law matters. He drafted advices and research notes, engaged with clients, and answered directly to the firm’s chairman. Samuel also worked at a leading boutique litigation firm handling high-profile product liability disputes and the RBS Rights Issue case.
Samuel studied philosophy at the University of Durham, during which time he spent a year studying at Paris Nanterre University. He completed the GDL at BPP University, funded by a Lord Brougham Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. Samuel completed the BPTC at the University of Law during which he was the recipient of a Lord Denning Scholarship and an Accommodation Award from Lincoln’s Inn. Whilst at Bar School, Samuel mooted in the Supreme Court as a finalist in the Clyde & Co Insurance Law Moot, and was secretary of the Lincoln’s Inn Debating Society. Samuel also holds an LLM from University College London, which was funded by a scholarship from the University of Law.
During his studies, Samuel was a caseworker at anti-trafficking charity Kalayaan focusing on modern slavery and enforcing the rights of overseas domestic workers. He also regularly appeared in the social security tribunal as a representative for the Free Representation Unit. He further worked as a legal researcher for a former Lord Justice of Appeal, and he was also the editor of the Private Law section of a major online law journal.
Samuel’s interests include swimming, cycling, and running. He recently completed his first full distance ironman triathlon.
Samuel has a growing international practice. He accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants. Some recent examples of Samuel’s work include:
- Advising on applicable law and jurisdictional issues;
- Bringing an action for the recovery of a foreign debt;
- Advising a major insurance company of its financial obligations under the Package Travel Regulations 2018 for holiday cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Assisting with a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 following an aviation crash
- Acting for and advising both claimants and defendants in claims arising out of the Package Travel Regulations 2018 and EC Regulation 261/2004.
Samuel has written extensively in this area and has provided training to law firms on procedural issues which typically arise in related cases.
Samuel gained a broad experience of disease litigation whilst under the pupillage supervision of Gemma Scott during which time he assisted with mesothelioma, pleural thickening and asbestosis claims. He now accepts instructions in all of these areas. Recent examples of Samuel’s work in this area includes:
- Drafting a schedule of loss and advising on quantum in a living a mesothelioma claim;
- Regular instructions in claims for NIHL, with a particular focus on injuries sustained in a military environment.
Samuel has written and spoken on the use of epidemiology in disease litigation. His understanding of this specialist area informs the service he is able to provide to clients.
Samuel has worked on a number of fatal claims involving missed diagnoses of meningitis and gastro-intestinal gangrene. He accepts instructions to appear for both Claimants and Defendants, and to draft advices and statements of case.
Samuel accepts instructions in small claims, fast-track, and multi-track cases with a particular focus on employers’ liability, public liability, occupiers’ liability and road traffic incidents.
Samuel acts for both Claimants and Respondents in Employment matters. He has advised on discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, and has been instructed to appear in the Employment Tribunal.
Samuel has extensive experience acting for defendants in credit hire claims.
BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Durham
GDL, BPP University
LLM, University College London
BPTC, University of Law
Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Accommodation Award, Lincoln’s Inn
Scholarship, University of Law