1 Garden Court

  • ‘Has a commanding presence in court.’

    Legal 500 2020
  • ‘He’s a highly skilled advocate who is thorough with clients.’

    Chambers UK 2020
  • ‘His attention to detail is second to none.’

    Legal 500 2019
  • ‘Sam is both passionate and understated, which is a powerful combination. He has the rare talent of using a direct, robust and no-nonsense approach to advocacy whilst undertaking a thoughtful, nuanced and eloquent approach to the law.’

    Chambers UK 2019

Practice Overview

Sam acts in all aspects of the law relating to children. In public law Sam represents local authorities, parents, guardians and competent children. Sam has particular expertise in cases which involve risk of harm from radicalisation, death and non-accidental injuries, allegations of serious sexual abuse, child trafficking and cross examination of expert and vulnerable witnesses. In private law Sam acts in disputes between parents and other significant adults including cases involving serious harm and internal and international relocation. Sam also practices in Family-related Judicial Review and some Court of Protection cases.