Year of Call 2007
Sam was educated at Oxford University and began work as a barrister in 2007. He prosecutes and defends criminal cases.
Sam is an expert in judicial review and case stated appeals in criminal and regulatory matters. Sam also has significant experience advising about human rights for individuals, companies and public authorities.
Sam advises on difficult and unusual areas of criminal and regulatory law. He also provides training in these areas. He advises on RIPA, Money Laundering, the Bribery Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Data Protection Act. Sam has advised the Revenue and the police on matters relating to independent counsel, disclosure and search warrants. Sam has dealt with misfeasance in public office cases against Midlands police forces arising out of behaviour surrounding alcohol licensing and police corruption within “internal affairs”. Sam acts for Trading Standards departments and recently advised a city council on its powers under the criminal law to prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. He has also advised national government about criminal infringements of medicines law.
Sam’s advice has been sought by shotgun and firearm owners throughout the Midlands. He has also assisted farmers and rural businesses involved in allegations of cruelty or environmental crime.
High Court and Court of Appeal Cases
John Carney v North Lincolnshire Magistrates’ Court  EWHC 676 (Admin)
R (on the application of Goode) v Nottingham Crown Court  EWHC 1726 (Admin),  ACD 6
R (on the application of Gonzales) v Folkestone Magistrates’ Court  EWHC 3428 (Admin),  175 JP 453
Caley and Others (Guilty Pleas) v R  EWCA Crim 2821  177 JP 111
Collis v R  EWCA Crim 1355, R v Thirkwell  EWCA Crim 2759  2 Cr App Rep (S) 13, and R v Liaudanskis  EWCA Crim 1747 – appeals against sentence.
R v Middleton  EWCA Crim 2511
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council v KW and Ors  2 FCR 255;  EWCOP 13
R (Wasif) v SSHD (Rule 34 – “print and send”) (IJR)  UKUT 279 (IAC)
R (Nwaiwu) v SSHD  EWHC 3694 (Admin)
R (Newport) v SSJ  EWHC 3933 (admin)
R (on the application of Babbage) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 148 (Admin)
R (on the application of Mahmood) v Secretary of State for the Home Department IJR  UKUT 57
Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law – BPP Leeds
Exhibitioner of Jesus College, University of Oxford
Viscount Sankey Scholar, Jesus College, University of Oxford
Lord Justice Holker Award, Gray’s Inn
Director of “Free Tibet”
Published in Archbold News, 6th July 2014, with Alastair Munt, “Can the variation of an ASBO be appealed?”
Appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel for the Regions (2012)
Pupil supervisors: Riel Karmy-Jones QC; Brian O’Neill QC, Tyrone Belger, The Hon. Mrs. Justice Cheema-Grubb