Samuel Nicholls > Chambers of Andrew Burns KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Burns KC


Sam is a specialist in Employment Law Litigation, including high value discrimination, whistleblowing, employee competition and business protection claims.  In employment cases involving significant personal injury claims Sam brings to bear his considerable experience in Personal Injury Law.  He receives instructions from both respondents and claimants in cases involving both complex legal and factual issues.

Sam has appeared at all levels of courts, up to and including the Privy Council.  His skills in cross examination are particularly well regarded, which were recently described by a judge as having left witnesses “dazzled in the headlights”.

He has experience in international Employment Law Litigation having practiced in the Turks and Caicos Islands (“TCI”), at Misick & Stanbrook (the leading firm on the Islands), and Sam remains called to the Bar in that jurisdiction. Typically Sam represented the business interest of a number of ultra-high-net-worth European and American individuals in the Islands, including a globally acclaimed American recording artist.


Industrial Law Society

Employment Lawyers Association

Personal Injury Bar Association

Direct Access Qualified


LLB First Class; LLM 2(1); BVC (Very Competent).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Samuel Nicholls – DevereuxSam is a master of detail and has a great memory, which combined with his tenacity make him a misleadingly amiable, but effective, advocate. Sam has an unshowy style, but one that reassures clients and inspires confidence.