Sam Bawden

Sam Bawden

Partner & Head of Litigation Team

Sam is a Partner and head of the firm's Civil Litigation Team and is based at the firm's Sudbury office. Sam’s services cover all areas of commercial litigation including contractual disputes (with a particular emphasis on franchise disputes), debt recovery and infringement of intellectual property rights, to highlight just a few. He also regularly acts for clients within the manufacturing and construction industries. Having a particular interest in all types of construction dispute, Sam has been involved in a number of high value Adjudications as well as proceedings issued in the Technology and Construction Court.

With a keen interest in travelling and languages, it is perhaps no surprise that Sam has also developed a niche practice in international litigation. Having acted for clients involved in cross border disputes, who are based both within England and Wales as well as those based overseas, Sam has considerable experience of serving English proceedings, and enforcing judgments, outside of the jurisdiction as well as enforcing judgments obtained in other countries within England and Wales.

As well as acting for businesses, Sam receives instructions from private individuals in relation to a wide range of disputes. He has particular experience in dealing with boundary disputes and has a strong track record of helping his clients to settle differences with their neighbours out of Court.

After graduating with a Biology degree in 2001, Sam spent a number of years managing a free training programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds before returning to university in 2005 to study for a Masters degree in law. Sam now enjoys working with a wide range of clients and dealing with an array of cases covering both civil and commercial disputes. Recognising the frustration clients feel when they are unable to contact their solicitor, Sam ensures he is accessible to his clients and always aims to respond promptly to client enquiries.

With a very successful past in Thai boxing, Sam continues to train, keep fit and watch national and international level bouts whenever he can.

Sam is based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors in Sudbury.

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What Sam's clients have to say:

"I just wanted you and your firm to know how pleased I was with your work and advice. You listened to my thoughts, queries and worries, guided me in the right direction and were able to take away some of the frustration for me. What I found very comforting was that whilst this was anticipated to be a lengthy and expensive process, your intention was never to carry out then charge me for unnecessary work."

Work highlights

  • Regularly act for business owners defending claims brought against them by a well known business sales agent.
  • Settled a breach of contract/negligence claim brought against a touring company by two American bands (and the touring company’s associated counterclaim).
  • Negotiated an amicable compromise of a claim brought against an individual for specific performance of a contract to sell a residential property.

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