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.