Sam qualified as a solicitor in 2015 after undertaking a training contract with Myton Law, during which he also spent time at another leading international firm.
Before commencing his training contract Sam obtained a first class masters in Maritime Law, studying a range of subjects relevant to shipping, insurance and international trade. Sam’s LLM dissertation explored legal issues arising from the use of private security vessels as a means to deter and/or prevent piracy.
Prior to training at Myton Law Sam also spent an extended period on secondment in the London office of a commercial P&I insurer.
Sam is currently part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Junior Lawyer’s Division Committee where he acts as Vice President.
Sam has experience in a wide variety of contentious disputes across the firm’s practice areas including shipping, logistics, international trade and insurance but his experience also extends to general commercial litigation including property damage claims and professional negligence disputes.
The majority of Sam’s work focusses on the firm’s core practice areas where he has been responsible for conducting cases, mainly in the High Court, ranging from collision and salvage claims to engineering disputes. Sam also has experience working with defendant personal injury actions and has been involved in a wide variety of passenger and crew claims.
Sam has extensive arbitration experience including conducting and assisting in arbitrations under the ASG procedure, LMAA terms and the LCIA and ICC Rules. Sam is also familiar with an array of ADR processes and has conducted and attended numerous succesful mediations and WP meetings.