Established and well regarded leading junior advising and defending corporate and individual defendants in complex fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions with extensive experience in environmental crime with particular expertise in waste management/environmental permitting and statutory nuisance.
Sam often advises pre-interview/pre-charge, is accustomed to taking a pro-active approach at the outset of proceedings and is skilled in taking pre-trial challenges including legality of search warrants, abuse of process arguments and interpretation of the Environmental Permitting Regulations. Methodical in the preparation of cases with an eye for detail and skilled in disclosure.
She is extremely dedicated and hard-working. She hates to lose an argument and puts clients at ease. Chambers UK
Experienced in restraint, confiscation and enforcement receivership acting on behalf of defendants and interested third parties.Civil background and experienced in appeals in the VAT Tribunal and before PINs and civil enforcement by the Environment Agency in the High Court. Other regulatory work includes health and safely, food safety, trading standards. Experienced in judicial review.
Listed in Chambers UK 2023 in Band 1 for Environmental and Band 3 for Financial Crime. According to Chambers UK, Samantha is "knowledgeable and can simplify things in a manner a client understands".
Listed in the Legal 500 as a leader in Fraud: Crime and Environment. According to the Legal 500, Samantha is "very smart".
- Criminal Bar Association
- Female Fraud Forum
- Fraud Lawyers Association
- Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
- Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
- Private Prosecutors’ Association