Sam is known for his empathic manner, fearless and persuasive advocacy and congenial and reassuring manner, which makes him repeatedly asked for both by lay and professional clients. He is persistent in fighting the lay client’s corner and tireless in securing the best possible outcome for his clients.
Areas of law
Sam regularly appears in complex and sensitive matters dealing with care proceedings, private law, emergency protection of children, Children Act applications, domestic violence, child abduction, family, as well as specialising in matters where there is an overlap between family law and asylum and immigration. He represents parents and children and has a strong interest in matters under the Forced Marriage Act.
Immigration & Asylum
Sam appears regularly before the First and Upper Tiers of the Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). He provides advice and representation in all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law, both inside and outside London. Having lived on 3 continents, freedom of movement is close to Sam’s heart. His growing interest in public law includes challenges to immigration decisions and detention before the High Court. Sam is often instructed in matters with an immigration and family law overlap.