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Sam Murray-Hinde

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Sam is a partner in our employment team. She specialises in all areas of employment law, with a strong emphasis on the transport and sport sectors.

Sam provides commercially-focused, industry-specific advice to employers, working with HR professionals and boards to minimise litigation. Advising on TUPE, industrial relations, employment status, discrimination and whistleblowing law, she also offers support in handling complex grievance and disciplinary matters.  She works with companies to manage difficult director exits, team moves and advises on restrictive covenants.  Sam also handles contentious matters, with particular expertise in tribunal and EAT proceedings and a great track record in achieving the best possible outcome for the client.

In the sport sector, Sam is experienced in dealing with disciplinary and safeguarding matters and the drafting of bespoke policies and procedures. She also sits on disciplinary panels for governing bodies.


Trained at Moorhead James LLP; qualified 2008; partner Moorhead James LLP 2014-2015; partner Hewitsons LLP 2015-2017; partner Howard Kennedy LLP 2017 to date.




Employment Lawyers Association, German-British Chamber of Commerce

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Howard Kennedy LLP's 'impressive employment department' has 'a straightforward approach that affords pragmatic and practical advice' and 'always puts the client first'. The practice is noted for its cross-border expertise and also handles employment disputes and workforce restructuring work with particular knowledge of the retail and leisure sectors; clients include Pandora, Condé Nast International and Foxtons. The 'brilliant' Jane Amphlett leads the group and 'first-class lawyer' Sam Murray-Hinde is 'meticulous, prepared and thorough'.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Howard Kennedy LLP's 'high-calibre' sports practice 'tailors its service to its clients' needs', and is 'well connected in the worlds of football, rugby, golf and horseracing'. Lois Langton, who has 'a long history of acting for sports individuals', heads the group jointly with the 'fearless' Fiona Hinds, who has 'great technical skills and good judgement'. Litigator Joel Leigh is 'quick to reach the heart of the matter' and 'experienced in acting for premiership footballers'; he has 'the skills of the pure sports lawyer as well as the expertise and approach of a generalist'. 'Very experienced' litigator Craig Emden has 'a cool head and a strategic approach'. Clients of the department include The Club Company. Employment and governance expert Sam Murray-Hinde arrived from Hewitsons in May 2017.

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