Sam works with those clients of the firm operating in the construction industry, advising on making, defending or mitigating the risk of claims arising out of construction works and construction contracts.
As well as being a specialist Construction Law solicitor, Sam is a Partner at Holmes & Hills Solicitors and leads the firm's Civil Litigation Team. Sam works in partnership with and represents developers and employers, main contractors, sub-contractors, small and regional consumer-facing building companies, individual trade persons (limited, partnership and sole trader), as well as end-consumers, all across East Anglia as well as a material number in London.
Sam is regularly working closely alongside professional, regional and London-based professional contacts including project managers, architects, construction consultants, contracts managers and dispute resolution service providers, in servicing and advising mutual clients.
Sam has significant experience of Adjudication (including enforcement in the Technology and Construction Court), Arbitration, and Litigation in all tracks in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. In addition, Sam advises clients on contracts and terms proposed by employers prior to engagement, as well throughout and at the conclusion of a client's engagement with an employer, contractor or sub-contractor, in the event the nature or scope of the engagement changes or the actions of either side stray from those set out in the construction contract.
Sam is regularly advising on contentious matters concerning, amongst others:
Sam's expertise in Construction Law has seen him deliver Construction Law seminars and updates to clients and professional contacts at venues across East Anglia. Following requests from the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), Sam has also delivered updates and seminars to CIOB members in the East of England.
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With a very successful past in Thai boxing, Sam continues to train and keep fit and is always on the lookout for that next extreme test of physical endurance. In recent years Sam has, along with colleagues at Holmes & Hills, cycled coast-to-coast, completed the Three Peaks Challenge and walked 65+ miles without sleep or rest as part the Royal Ghurka Regiment's Trail Walker Challenge. Sam is currently planning to climb Mont Blanc along with Managing Partner, Mark Cornell.