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Samantha Paxman

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and Public Risk


Samantha is an Associate Barrister dealing primarily with inquests, civil litigation and regulatory matters.

Her experience to date includes:

  • Extensive experience of representing private, local authority and NHS Trust clients at inquests
  • Defending fast track trials on behalf of insurance clients in relation to road traffic accident claims
  • Extensive experience of conducting advocacy in small claims covering a range of areas of law including, personal injury, contractual and housing matters
  • Drafting pleadings and advices in relation to a variety of civil litigation including employer’s liability, public liability, personal injury and clinical negligence matters
  • Attendance at a two day trial where the firm successfully defended a claim for breach of duty by a local authority after a young carer was sexually assaulted on an away day
  • Representing a vulnerable woman with bi-polar disorder in her claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation after she was the victim of sexual abuse as a child
  • Routinely instructed on interim applications in a variety of civil litigation such as CMCs, applications to set aside judgment and summary judgment
  • Attendance at disposal hearings and infant approval hearings in personal injury matters
  • Experience of dealing with costs litigation including, detailed costs assessments;
  • Conducting appeals before Circuit and High court Judges



  • Browne Jacobson, Consultant Advocate – 2012 - 2013
  • LPC, Law, County Court Advocate – 2011 -2013


  • Called to the Bar – July 2011
  • Bar Professional Training Course - College of Law Birmingham – 2011
  • LLB (Hons) – University of Warwick – 2010

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP 'has a very distinguished, and highly capable set of professional discipline practitioners'. The practice is the sole legal provider to the Teaching Regulation Agency; it also regularly advises NHS England on regulatory matters relating to the Performers Lists (PL) and has conducted a number of PL matters that have been before the First Tier or Upper Tribunals. It acted for the National College for Teaching and Leadership in the prosecution of a teacher for making homophobic remarks in front of a number of vulnerable pupils. Nottingham-based Fiona Butler is lead partner for a number of the firm’s professional disciplinary clients; Ros Foster in London has substantial experience in the disciplinary sphere; and barrister Ben Bentley is 'a class act who is wise beyond his years and who has an easy and natural manner in and out of the hearing room that ensures good relationships, while trust is built with defence teams and panels alike'. The associates to note are Louisa Atkin, who is 'an outstanding, balanced lawyer', the 'very experienced and safe pair of hands' Ian Perkins, and Samantha Paxman. Gerard Hanratty joined in Manchester from Capsticks LLP.

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