Sam joined Hassans in September 2021 and is now a barrister in our Litigation Department.
Sam works closely with the Partners on the Litigation team and under the guidance of Lewis Baglietto KC and Moshe Levy. He has experience in a wide range of civil and criminal matters, specialising in commercial litigation, and has appeared regularly in the Gibraltar courts since having been Called to the Bar in November 2022. Sam’s busy litigation practice involves a number of areas including commercial disputes, trust law, landlord and tenant disputes, competition law and libel cases.
During his training contract, Sam also joined the Corporate and Commercial team under the guidance of Vikram Nagrani and Grahame Jackson. Throughout his time in the Commercial team, Sam worked on complex commercial matters and had a special focus on Gibraltar tax law and the Gibraltar-UK Double Taxation Agreement, including applications for Double Taxation Treaty Passports.
Sam read Law at University College London (UCL) and graduated with First Class Honours, top of his class, in 2020. He was honoured three prestigious academic awards from the UCL Faculty of Laws: the John Frederic Whitehouse Essay Award for the best dissertation, the Dean’s List and The Chartered Institute of Tax, London Branch, Prize for Taxation. He subsequently completed the BPC LLM at the University of Law obtaining a distinction. He was then called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2021 by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Sam also graduated top of his class from the Professional Certificate of Competence in Law course, delivered by the University of Gibraltar, and was class representative during that year.
Sam thoroughly enjoys following politics and has appeared twice on BBC News regarding Brexit. He is also an avid sportsman, currently playing in the Futsal Premier Division, and has represented Gibraltar internationally playing 5-a-side football. Sam passionately enjoys fishing and is the Spokesperson for the Gibraltar Tuna Fishing Club.