LLB (Hons) / BA (VUW) LLM (NYU) Admitted to the Bar in 2010
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Sam started his career in 2010 as a Judges’ Clerk at the Wellington High Court, and joined the Auckland Crown Solicitor’s office, Meredith Connell, in 2012. He has appeared in over 40 trials as lead prosecutor, including in relation to fraud, complex drug, serious violence and sexual offending. He has also provided advice to government agencies and the police.
Sam completed his Master of Laws at New York University in 2013-2014, for which he received a NYU Dean’s Graduate Scholarship.
Sam has received numerous awards, including the New Zealand Law Foundation Cleary Memorial Prize (awarded to recently-admitted practitioners judged to show the most promise of service to and through the profession). Sam was a finalist for the Wellington Community Trust Young Leaders Award in 2009, and was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship in 2015 to work at barristers’ chambers in London. Sam has also published legal articles on a wide range of topics including criminal law and legal ethics.