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Sam has significant experience in both private and public law matters, primarily arising out of interactions of individuals with police, prisons, mental health care, and social care.  He is described in Chambers and Partners as a ‘rising star’ in the field of community care and praised for his ‘measured, logical approach’, ‘always clear’ written submissions, and ‘interesting work’.  He is regularly instructed in inquests, civil trials, and in High Court matters.  He has acted in a number of high profile cases including SG v SSWP concerning the lawfulness of the ‘benefit cap’, and Moseley v Haringey LBC on the law of consultation, both in the Supreme Court. 

Sam is nominated in the Legal Aid Barrister of the Year category at the 2019 LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer Awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony on 10th July.




Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association


LLB, University of Birmingham

MA (English Literature), Butler University, Indianapolis

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Sam JacobsDoughty Street ChambersSam is a very experienced inquest practitioner. He has an in-depth knowledge of the law and takes a tactical view on cases. He is also approachable and offers ongoing support throughout a case, which is invaluable when dealing with complex cases and vulnerable clients.