Sam Roxborough

Year of call:

2019 (Pupil)

Education:

2016 - Newcastle University - Law LLB (Hons) 2:1

2019 - The University of Law (Leeds) Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) Outstanding

Career:

2021 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

Awards:

2015 - "Lawyers Aware" Negotiating Competition (sponsored by BPP), Winner

2016 - Newcastle University Senior Mooting Competition (sponsored by Cartmell Shepherd), Winner

2018 - Advocacy Scholarship, The University of Law

2019 - The Lord Slynn of Hadley Moot (UKELA), National Finalist

2019 - The University of Law (Leeds) Plea in Mitigation Competition, Winner

Having now completed his first six months of pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Rafferty and Christopher Moran, Sam is now accepting instructions in all areas of Chambers civil practice. Over the course of his ‘first six’ he has observed several fast-track trials arising from road traffic accidents; many involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty. He also has experience of hearings on the Small Claims Track, interlocutory hearings, ‘Stage 3’ disposals and infant settlement.

Given the breadth and depth of experience within Chambers, Sam has also been able to gain a thorough understanding of claims involving credit hire. He has a good working knowledge of the case law in this area and is keen to put that to use by accepting instructions for both claimants and defendants.

Contact Sam’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254

Megan Hawke on 0113 2135207

Prior to commencing pupillage Sam worked for a large national law firm as a paralegal in their Employment Team. He was responsible for managing a caseload of complex ET claims, gaining insight and experience across a broad range of employment matters. During his time as a paralegal his work encompassed claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing and unlawful deductions from wages. As a result, Sam has first-hand experience of advising on settlement, drafting pleadings and witness statements and conducting his own advocacy in the ET.

In addition to his paid work, Sam also has extensive casework experience from his involvement with Leeds Free Legal Representation (LFLR), a non-profit that provides free legal advice and representation for litigants in person on employment and social security matters. As a co-founder and director of LFLR, he has gained further experience in dealing with ET claims and in particular, his pro bono endeavours have enabled him to garner a clear understanding of how best to assist vulnerable clients effectively and sensitively.

During the first six months of his pupillage, Sam has built upon his previous experience in this area by observing a number of preliminary and final hearings. He is keen to gain further exposure to work in this area and he would welcome the opportunity to receive instructions for either claimants or respondents.

Contact Sam’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254

Megan Hawke on 0113 2135207

Having now completed his first six months of pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Rafferty and Christopher Moran, Sam is now accepting instructions in all areas of Chambers civil practice. Over the course of his ‘first six’ he has observed several fast-track trials arising from road traffic accidents; many involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty. He also has experience of hearings on the Small Claims Track, interlocutory hearings, ‘Stage 3’ disposals and infant settlement.

Given the breadth and depth of experience within Chambers, Sam has also been able to gain a thorough understanding of claims involving credit hire. He has a good working knowledge of the case law in this area and is keen to put that to use by accepting instructions for both claimants and defendants.

Contact Sam’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 213 5254

Megan Hawke on 0113 2135207

Throughout his first six months of pupillage Sam has observed a wide and varied range of work in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. This has included a significant number of trials, many involving complex factual issues and legal argument. His experiences to date have enabled him to develop a good understanding of the legal issues that may arise throughout the trial process and the expectations of both professional and lay clients.

Whilst on the BPTC, Sam secured ‘Outstanding’ grades in all the criminal advocacy modules and won The University of Law (Leeds) Plea in Mitigation Competition. He is keen to accept instructions defending and prosecuting the fullest range of criminal offences and is hoping to build a successful criminal practice in the future.

Contact Sam’s clerks

During his first six months of pupillage Sam has been able to gain a broad understanding of care proceedings from interim removal through to final hearing. He has observed a mixture of work, including contested interim removal hearings, IRHs and a final hearing, enabling him to understand the legal issues and complexities which tend to arise with regularity in public law proceedings.

Sam also has experience in private family law matters, including applications for child arrangements orders, occupation orders and non-molestation orders. He is able to fully appreciate the sensitive nature of family law proceedings and has extensive experience of dealing with vulnerable clients through his pro-bono work with Leeds Free Legal Representation.  Sam is now available to accept instructions in all areas of Chambers family practice.

 

Contact Sam’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Sam has now completed his first six months of pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Moran and Christopher Rafferty. He is keen to establish a practice in Regulatory and Public Law, having observed a range of different ‘regulatory’ work, including prosecutions on behalf of the RSPCA, matters of professional discipline and coronial law hearings. Given his previous experience working in Employment Law, Sam is particularly keen to accept instructions in the area of professional discipline, including for the drafting of advice and/or pleadings.

 

Contact Sam’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250