Sam has broad commercial litigation experience, but particularly in relation to high-value trust proceedings, fund-related disputes, insolvency and regulatory matters. He has appeared before the Royal Court on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Sam has acted for international banks, licensed fiduciaries, regulatory bodies and high-net worth individuals. He has appeared before the Royal Court on a variety of complex and high-value disputes including, notably, on behalf of:
a foreign regulator seeking to join interpleader proceedings, such joinder as was opposed by certain of the respondent parties;
beneficiaries of a high-value trust in contested Public Trustee v Cooper proceedings; and
an applicant seeking to dismiss a compulsory winding up petition on grounds of standing.
Sam has written and co-written a variety of articles including those published in STEP Journal ('Trustees in the Spotlight'), The Lawyer ('Reputation Matters'), and Financier Worldwide ('Asset Tracing and Recovery in the Channel Islands'). He co-wrote the Guernsey chapter of The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review Book (1st edition).
Sam graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 before attending the College of Law in London. He joined Ogier in April 2013, having previously worked at another offshore law firm and having spent periods on secondment at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP in London and a leading law firm in Luxembourg. He was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in September 2008 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in July 2011.
2011 - Guernsey
2008 - England and Wales