After studying at UCL and Paris II (as an undergraduate) and representing the UK in the College of Europe in Bruges as a UK government scholar (reading for an LLM in EU law), Sam was a tutor and research assistant at UCL during his time at Bar School in London (attending the latter as an Inner Temple scholar). He then trained in the City of London in a leading English law firm (Simmons & Simmons) subsequently working as an Employed Barrister in the EU Commission (in the Directorate-General for Competition), in a leading US firm (Jones Day) and in one of the largest in-house legal teams (BT plc).
From 2004, he acted as an independent legal consultant specialising in several aspects of EU and international law. He undertook projects for, amongst others, Friends of the Earth, Christian Aid, and Southberg Capital (a hedge fund). Sam was also a Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International & Comparative Law in London where he researched the EU and international law regulation of biofuels and solar energy.
Public Law III (EU Law and the ECHR)
English Law of Equity/Trusts & Land Law
International Law of Marine Resources
Inquiry into EU reform and the EU referendum: implications for Scotland.
Competition law and policy. in M Horspool & M Humphreys (eds), European union law. 8th edn, Core text series, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
'The WTO's Committee on Trade and Environment:: reconciling GATT 1994 with unilateral trade-related environmental measures' European Environmental Law Review, vol 9, no. 5, pp. 147-151.
'EC Environmental Law and Member State Liability: Towards a Fourth Generation of Community Remedies' Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, vol 7, no. 1, pp. 85-92. DOI: