Samuel has significant experience in industrial disease, catastrophic injury, and negligence claims. Samuel is regularly instructed in sports law matters, and he has also developed a practice in insurance coverage disputes. Samuel is frequently instructed in trials and interim applications, alongside his busy paperwork practice.
Before coming to the Bar, Samuel worked in Milan at an international law firm advising on private, commercial, and sports law matters. 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, his studies for which were also funded by a scholarship.
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 gained a broad experience of disease litigation whilst under the pupillage supervision of Gemma Scott.
Examples of Samuel’s work in this area includes:
- Drafting pleadings, schedules and advices in mesotheliomas, asbestosis, lung cancer, and pleural thickening claims;
- Assisting leading counsel in a living a mesothelioma claim by drafting schedules of loss and advising on quantum;
- 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, and non-asbestos related occupational cancers. His understanding of this specialist area informs the service he is able to provide to clients.
Samuel has a broad experience in professional negligence matters, including in relation to accountants, architects, and veterinarians.
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 is regularly instructed in insurance coverage disputes for both insurers and policy holders. His experience in this area is broad, and draws on his knowledge of industrial disease and professional negligence claims. He is also developing a specialism in public liability policy disputes in environmental litigation.
Samuel specialises in sports litigation, with a focus on sports injury. He is particularly interested in head injuries in sport, having spoken and written widely on the subject. He regularly advises on regulatory and commercial sports matters. He is also well-versed in the nuances of cycling cases.
Samuel practices across all areas of information law. Samuel’s data practice intersects with a lot of his other work In particular, he regularly advises on data breaches, and making and responding to subject access requests. Samuel has experience in relation to the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2018, the Law Enforcement Directive, and the General Data Protection Regulation, including in relation to data breaches. He also has experience in civil claims concerning misuse of private information, breach of Articles 8 and 10 ECHR, and issues surrounding confidentiality.
He has recently worked on a case involving serious psychiatric injury caused by the breach of personal data of a highly vulnerable individual. He is particularly experienced in claims for distress following data breaches.
Samuel has a busy 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;
- Acting for and advising both claimants and defendants in claims arising out of accidents abroad;
- Drafting statements of case.
Samuel has written extensively in this area, with a particular focus on the post-Brexit travel law landscape, and has provided training to leading law firms on procedural issues which typically arise in related cases.
Samuel accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury litigation, but has a particular focus on employers’ liability, public liability, occupiers’ liability and road traffic incidents. In respect of catastrophic injury cases, Samuel’s recent experience includes:
- Assisting leading counsel in advising a major insurer on avoiding a policy for breach of a condition precedent;
- Assisting leading counsel in a case concerning the contributory negligence of pillion passengers under the age of 16 who fail to wear helmets.
Samuel has appeared in numerous matters in which fundamental dishonesty is in issue. He has successfully achieved findings of fundamental dishonesty, and has written formal advices on the same for both Claimants and Defendants.
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 advised on claims arising under the Consumer Rights Act for both claimants and defendants. He has a growing practice in defective goods 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