Samuel began pupillage in October 2019 under the supervision of Gemma Scott. He is now being supervised by Arun Katyar and is available to take instructions from 01 April 2020. To date, Samuel has gained broad experience in claimant asbestos work as well as high-value brain injury litigation. Samuel is currently gaining experience in the areas of defendant personal injury and fraud. Samuel has an interest in all the core areas of chambers’ work.
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 Future Pupil Scholarship from the University of Law.
During his studies, Samuel was a caseworker at anti-trafficking charity Kalayaan focussing 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.