Sam specialises in advising various stakeholders in relation to distressed businesses, charities and providers of public services; especially in scenarios with a continuity of supply requirement or which involve complex stakeholder management. 

He is a qualified insolvency practitioner (non-practising) and has 18 months' experience in a non-legal banking role within the business support team of a major clearing bank.

He has particular experience in the education, healthcare and charity sectors.


Examples of experience include advising:

  • Various stakeholders - advising on the first ever education administrations (a special administration regime for further education colleges), the first ever CVL of a further education college and the first ever compulsory liquidation of a further education college
  • The board of a care home operator - advising on the response to the first ever Stage 6 notice issued by the CQC's Market Oversight Team
  • The board of a charitable provider of transport services which was one of the UK's largest social enterprises - advising on maximising value for creditors whilst preserving continuity of services for vulnerable service users
  • The Chinese buyer of LK Bennett out of administration
  • National Corporate Housing - the US buyer of the EMEA and APAC business of a large serviced accommodation provider which was in administration.

"Sam is very good to work with. His strengths include commerciality, pragmatism, speed of response, availability and an understanding of our business needs." 

Chambers and Partners 2021

"He provided practical application of well-founded legal knowledge and timely support when required."

Chambers and Partners 2020