Prior to coming to the Bar 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.
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