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Pump Court Chambers

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC

3 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 0711
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Fax 0845 259 3241
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362 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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London, Swindon, Winchester

Leslie Samuels QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 0711
Email:
Pump Court Chambers (Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC)

Position

Children public law: Leslie undertakes complex and high-profile public law children cases for parents, local authorities and children’s guardians both at fact-finding and at welfare hearings. He also represents parties at appellate level in the High Court, Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court. Recent cases include: alleged murder of a child; serious non-accidental head injuries to a child including widespread brain damage; multiple fractures including skull, rib and limb fractures; alleged sexual abuse of children; alleged fictitious or induced illness; serious neglect, drug and alcohol issues; complex immigration issues; cases where local authorities have failed to perform their statutory duties to support families. Financial remedies: he has a substantial financial remedies practice at all levels of court including cases before district judges, High Court judges and the Court of Appeal. Recent cases include: ‘big money’ cases where the assets values have exceeded £10m; cases where there are substantial business assets requiring an analysis of company accounts and expert valuation evidence; cases where the assets include substantial farm land or other inherited wealth; cases where one or both parties have significant trust assets; cases where there are high-value pensions on one or both sides; situations where urgent applications are required including freezing injunctions and search (Anton Pillar) orders. Children private law: he represents parents and sometimes children in a range of private law disputes including residence, contact, removal from the jurisdiction, other specific issue applications and child abduction cases. Recent cases include: cases involving residence and contact disputes including issues over shared or joint residence and parenting; specific issue applications, including disputes over schooling and medical care; allegations of sexual abuse by a parent; applications to remove children from the jurisdiction; child abduction cases.

Career

Called 1989, Gray’s Inn; QC 2011; deputy district judge of the Principal Registry of the Family Division 2003; ADR mediator 2005; recorder (South Eastern Circuit) 2012.

Education

Clare College, Cambridge (1987 MA Law 2:1).


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading silks

Leslie Samuels QC - Pump Court Chambers ‘He has great gravitas and inspires confidence in clients.’

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