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Public law, constitutional law, data protection and privacy, freedom of information, defamation, planning and environmental law, licensing, international law and international trade


Sam is a public lawyer. He regularly acts in all levels of tribunal, having appeared in the senior courts both led and unled. He advises at all levels of government including the Council of Europe, shadow cabinet, regional, and local government.

His recent cases includes advising the shadow cabinet on the necessity for EU elections if the Article 50 period is extended, representing the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis in resisting a request for personal data relating to an investigation into child sex crimes, and advising a coalition of NGOs on the impacts of post-Brexit trade agreements.

Sam is an experienced advocate before the information tribunal and provides advice and representation for a range of, individuals, NGO, and commercial clients seeking to obtain information from national and local government.

Sam regularly appears in national and international media as an expert in constitutional, information, and international law including BBC Parliament, BBC Business, BBC World, The Guardian, The Independent, The New Statesman, and Al Jazeera.


Called 2017 (Gray’s Inn; Edmund Davies Scholarship).


University of St Andrews /(2011 MA, First Class, History); University of London with study at the University of Sydney (2017, PHD, Law).