Samuel is a specialist insolvency barrister. His practice spans corporate and personal insolvency, cross-border issues, and commercial matters that often include an insolvency element. He also has a strong track record in advising and representing clients in commercial matters outside of the insolvency sphere, including in banking and finance, debt recovery, and company work.
Samuel joined the insolvency team at Guildhall Chambers in December 2017 after successful completion of his pupillage at a specialist commercial and insolvency set, and a further period of training at Guildhall under the supervision of Simon Passfield. He has quickly established himself as a useful addition to counsel teams on larger and more complex matters, and is equally comfortable being instructed as sole counsel.
Alongside his practice, Samuel contributes to Tolley's Insolvency Law Service, in particular on the European Insolvency Regulation. He also contributes regularly to Lexis PSL on insolvency matters, and was a Senior Associate Teacher at the University of Bristol in 2018-19.
Before commencing pupillage, Samuel gained valuable experience by working at Enyo Law LLP, where he primarily assisted with a claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority against Société Générale.
Samuel is a specialist insolvency junior. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of advocacy and advisory work in domestic and cross-border insolvency issues, including personal and corporate insolvencies, claims brought against and on behalf of office-holders, and commercial and company claims with an insolvency element.
SIGNIFICANT AND RECENT MATTERS
Samuel has a flourishing commercial practice, and has acted for and advised parties in claims ranging from the small claims track to multi-million pound disputes. His attention to detail, persuasive advocacy, and creative solutions are valued by clients.
A well-regarded junior noted for his expert handling of both corporate and personal insolvencies. He regularly appears for his clients in winding-up petition hearings. His broad practice also encompasses company law and banking and finance matters.
Strengths: "Very thorough and a proper specialist." "He presents himself very professionally in court, and his submissions are clearly and articulately delivered. He is good at thinking on his feet."
Recent work: Instructed in Dumville v Rich, a misfeasance claim brought against Mr Rich by the liquidators of DCL Hire.
'Clear and articulate in oral advocacy, presents complex information well in a digestible manner.’
Rising Star: Tier 1
Company and Insolvency
‘He has excellent attention to detail and presentation skills during various hearings. He is hard working and organised and knows law very well.’
Ranked: Tier 1