Mr Sam Welham > Thompson Smith and Puxon > Colchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Smith and Puxon

Work Department

Employment, Personal Injury Law and Clinical Negligence




Sam, who was admitted as a solicitor in 2005, joined TSP in 2006. Sam advises TSP’s clients on Employment, Personal Injury law and Clinical Negligence.

Sam has a particular interest in personal injury claims relating to stress at work. This type of matter uses his knowledge of both Personal Injury and Employment law and means that he is well placed to provide sound and pragmatic advice on the best course of action to pursue.

Sam studied for his law degree at Keele University and from there went straight on to study for his Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) at The College of Law in Chester. After completing his training contract he worked in criminal law. He was in Court most days for either preliminary hearings or trials and represented clients accused of a range of offences including assault, grievous bodily harm, and drug and road traffic violations.

In 2006, Sam decided to change the direction of his career and joined TSP. Since that time he has specialised in Employment, Personal Injury law and Clinical Negligence.




Same is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Law Society Clinical Negligence panel member.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Employment: Essex

Focusing on a commercial offering, Thompson Smith and Puxon’s employment department is equipped to handle the full array of employment matters, and works closely with the firm’s corporate department on the employment aspects of transactional work. Colchester-based Jolyon Berry leads the team, and is described by clients as ‘someone you want to have on your side’; he is assisted by Grace Smyth. With High Court experience, Sam Welham‘s areas of work include issues arising from psychiatric injuries caused by work-related stress, disability discrimination claims and whistleblowing mandates.

South East > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

The long-established practice group Thompson Smith and Puxon handles high-value road traffic accident claims on the personal injury side, and receives praise for its ‘excellent local knowledge and a passion for securing the best result for their clients’. Litigation head and personal injury team leader Steve Webb  is an APIL accredited senior litigator. Sam Welham  is an expert on issues surrounding work-related stress leading to psychiatric injury.