Samantha Riggs
  • She is very approachable and down to earth and speaks to clients in their language.

    Legal 500

  • She has that rare combination of being technically hightly skilled and forensic in her attention to detail.  She's also utterly brilliant with clients.

    Legal 500

  • always someone you can have a meaningful conversation with about a case.

    Legal 500

  • Has a forensic attention to detail.

    Legal 500

  • Noted for defending individuals and companies in complex regulatory and corporate crime.

    Legal 500

  • A great tactical player in court, and superb with clients.

    Chambers UK

  • Very good and very tough.

    Legal 500

  • A fierce and fearless barrister whom it is good to have on your side.

    Chambers UK

  • A fine forensic mind.

    Legal 500

  • Tenacious, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Clever and conscientious, and has good client skills.

    Legal 500

  • A highly respected junior with over 15 years' experience of practising in the financial crime sector.

    Chambers UK

  • Very smart

    Legal 500

  • Knowledgeable and can simplify things in a manner a client understands.

    Chambers UK

  • she is extremely tenacious, incredibly hard-working and someone who invests enormous effort and attention to detail in each case she fights. She is fierce in her cross-examination and passionate in her defence of clients.

    Chambers UK

  • Has knowledge beyond almost everyone else in her area, and shows a willingness to fight hard for the client's case.

    Chambers UK

  • Thorough and well prepared with excellent client care and communication skills.

    Legal 500

  • A brave and clever advocate.

    Legal 500

Called 1996

Samantha Riggs

Barrister

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. 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 & Partners in Band 2 for Financial Crime and Environmental. According to Chambers and Partners, Samantha is "knowledgeable and can simplify things in a manner a client understands".

Listed in the Legal 500 as a leader in Business and Regulatory Crime (including global investigations) and Fraud: Crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture. According to the Legal 500, Samantha is "very smart".

Professional Memberships

  • 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)

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