Samuel Burrett



Family Finance

Sam has experience of all stages of financial remedy proceedings. He has represented in cases involving issues relating to overseas properties, non-disclosure, add-back, freezing injunctions, Imerman documents and non-matrimonial property. He has acted in variation and enforcement matters. He also accepts instructions in contested divorce mattes.

Children Private Law

Sam is regularly instructed in private children matters. These often involve an international element. He has acted in cases involving issues of intractable opposition, implacable hostility and/or parental alienation. Sam’s criminal law experience means he is particularly adept in cases involving allegations of serious domestic emotional and/or physical abuse.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Sam frequently appears in the county courts in personal injury claims, contractual disputes and credit hire cases. He has extensive experience of claims arising out of road traffic accidents, often involving low velocity impact, fundamental dishonesty and/or fraud issues. He has dealt with numerous occupiers’ liability claims. He will advise on liability and quantum and draft pleadings.

Employment and Discrimination

Sam gained significant exposure to employment law under the supervision of Heather Platt during pupillage. He has developed a keen interest in this area. He has been instructed in discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, and deduction of wages matters. He has acted pro bono on an EAT appeal on behalf of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


Sam appears in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. His practice encompasses all areas of criminal defence and prosecution work; including drugs, dishonesty, public disorder, sexual and violent offences. Sam also represents private clients charged with driving offences. He has extradition experience and is also keen to develop his regulatory and professional disciplinary practice.



Year of call: 2013
Areas of specialism:
  • Children Private Law
  • Criminal
  • Employment and Discrimination
  • Family Finance
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • 2013: University of Law, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)
  • 2012: University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
  • 2011: University of Exeter, BA Honours in Ancient History (2:1)
Professional associations:
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit Panel Member
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional activities:
  • 2015: Lincoln’s Inn, Levitt Scholarship
  • 2013: Lincoln’s Inn, Buchanan Prize
  • 2011: University of Exeter, Final Year Commendation
Outside Interests:
  • In his spare time, Sam enjoys all manner of sports. He has competed internationally in hockey, and recently represented the Bar of England and Wales Cricket Club at the Lawyer’s World Cup in Brisbane. He is a keen runner, cyclist and tennis player.