Sam is a partner in the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team. 

He has a broad practice in banking litigation and contentious regulatory work. Sam’s specialisms include consumer credit, financial product mis-selling, professional negligence, fraud, payments services, data privacy disputes, motor finance and consumer finance.

Sam has significant experience in providing strategic advice to financial institutions in relation to volume claims and complaints brought by claims management companies and claimant law firms. He also advises clients on dealing with complex complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service – particularly where there is a wider potential risk or reputational consideration.

He also specialises in advising payment institutions in contentious matters. He has spent time on secondment at a global services and payments company where he led the UK litigation team. He has experience dealing with a range of consumer, business and merchant disputes in the payments space, and providing strategic advice and training.

Sam is also known for his expertise representing lenders in professional negligence claims and fraud claims arising out of property transactions. He has extensive experience acting in high value, multi-party claims, and managing portfolios of lower value claims, against a range of professionals.

Sam is focused on achieving good commercial outcomes for his clients and takes a strategic and pragmatic approach to resolving disputes. He utilises appropriate forms of ADR to resolve disputes and is experienced in mediation.

Sam became a partner in 2022, having trained at TLT.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Acting for creditors defending a wide range of Section 75 claims. These claims include high value product liability claims, groups of claims involving the alleged mis-sale of home improvement products, and travel related claims.
  • Providing strategic advice to clients on managing risks arising out of developing regulatory issues.
  • Managing large portfolios of financial mis-selling claims brought under the unfair relationship provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
  • Pursuing professional negligence recoveries claims for lenders arising out of secured lending transactions as a result of alleged negligent overvaluations by surveyors and claims against solicitors.
  • Advising industry trade bodies on regulatory consultations and speaking at industry events.
  • Providing strategic advice to, and defending, financial institutions in connection with data privacy claims under the GDPR and other causes of action.
  • Advising payment service providers on disputes arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic-  including on their potential liabilities for refunds as a result of cancellations and merchant insolvencies.


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