Sam Trefgarne > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Sam prosecutes and defends in all areas of criminal law, including sexual offences, offences of violence and dishonesty, and drug offences. He has successfully represented clients in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). He is particularly adept at dealing with clients who are suffering from mental health problems and is praised for his strong communication skills when dealing with people of all backgrounds.

Sam is on the CPS advocate panel at Grade 2, but has been instructed by other prosecuting authorities, such as HM Revenue & Customs, the police and the Financial Conduct Authority to act in an advisory capacity. He is also experienced at dealing with ancillary orders, such as Proceeds Of Crime Act matters and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (formerly Sexual Offences Prevention Orders). He is regularly privately instructed to defend in road traffic cases.

Before joining 23 Essex Street Sam worked for a well-known North London solicitors’ firm. Whilst there he assisted in the representation of a man accused of Britain’s largest mortgage fraud. He also represented suspects at the police station for a range of criminal offences including robbery, perjury and grievous bodily harm. He is therefore alive to the needs of solicitors and understands their relationship with the lay client.


Called 2012; Gray’s Inn. Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray’s Inn 2011; Kalisher Scholarship Blackstones Award 2012; Ann Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn 2014; Criminal Bar Association and Oxford University Press Award 2014.


Criminal Bar Association.


Newcastle University (2009 2(1) History and Archeology); College of Law (2011 GDL Commendation; 2012 BPTC Very Competent).