YEAR OF CALL 2014
Sam is a calm and confident barrister who has quickly built a busy and successful criminal practice, regularly acting in cases years ahead of his call.
Sam prosecutes and defends in serious criminal cases across London and on circuit. He combines outstanding advice and legal knowledge with his excellent courtroom manner and powerful advocacy.
As a junior alone, he is regularly instructed in cases covering the full spectrum of criminal offending. Recent cases have included serious organised violence, major public disorder, drugs conspiracies, counterfeiting, arson with intent to endanger life, armed robbery, and sexual assaults. He has experience of dealing with defendants and witnesses of real vulnerability, and of helping professional and lay clients negotiate the criminal trial process in such cases.
As a busy and popular led junior, Sam is led in trials of gravity and complexity. Recently these have included major drug conspiracies, immigration fraud, and multi-expert ‘Baby-shaking’. He has handled the PII, LPP, and disclosure challenges presented by those types of cases, and is trusted by leaders and judges alike to handle important aspects of cases alone.
He is regularly privately instructed to advise in all aspects of criminal work, including on appeal, and has appeared privately in magistrates’ and Crown Court cases.
Sam is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in appropriate cases.