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Sam Karim

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Court of Protection: Health & Welfare , Civil Liberties & Human Rights , Administrative & Public Law
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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare - All Circuits

Band 2

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Sam Karim QC
Highly regarded for his applications for urgent medical treatment, he is also adept at handling a range of welfare and deprivation of liberty matters. He is one of the leading practitioners in the North, and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor. His specific areas of expertise include cases concerning urgent applications for life-saving medical treatment, end-of-life withdrawal of medical treatment, and treatment of suicidal patients.
Strengths: "His advice is always very thorough and his advocacy is very effective." "His softly-spoken manner makes him ideal for dealing with vulnerable clients, and belies a razor-sharp advocacy which is effective and persuasive. He sees the issues with a clarity that compares with few others and is a pleasure to work with." "Excellent on his feet, very knowledgeable and approachable."
Recent work: Instructed in a case heard in the Court of Appeal which defined the relevant information needed to make decisions about social media and the internet and to consent to sexual relations and residence.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Northern (Bar)

Band 1

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Sam Karim QC
Heads Kings Chambers' public law department, and is frequently instructed by public bodies. His cases include challenges to immigration decisions, and unlawful detention.
Strengths: "He's a very good advocate who makes very focused submissions."
Recent work: Appeared in AP [2019] EWHC 65 (QB) a case considering the extension of time in human rights claims for damages relating to an unlawful period of detention.
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Administrative & Public Law - Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Band 2

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Sam Karim QC
Defends judicial reviews on behalf of central government departments and other public bodies. His wide-ranging expertise includes judicial review concerning licensing, procurement and healthcare, as well as a growing practice in commercial judicial review.
Strengths: "He is a very polished, attractive advocate." "He is calm, methodical and committed to delivering the best result for those instructing him." "He has a good client manner and excellent subject matter knowledge. He is also a quick thinker on his feet."
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Practice Areas

Sam’s main areas of practice are administrative law (including commercial judicial review) and human rights law, regulatory law, public procurement and state aid law, Court of Protection and mental health, arbitration (domestic and international commercial) and information law. He has been a member of the Attorney General’s regional panel of Treasury Counsel for almost a decade and has been constantly recommended as a leading junior. Sam is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is admitted as a practitioner in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Court.

Career

LLM(Lond.), LLB(Hons), PG Dip Laws, MCIArb (Int. Arbitration) Call in 2002 (Grays Inn).

Kings Chambers: Head of Administrative & Public Law; Head of Recruitment

Professional Memberships

Member of the Attorney General's Regional Panel. Member of the Executive Committee of the Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA). Northern Administrative Law Association (NALA), Acting Chair. Director of Manchester Public Law Pro-Bono Scheme.

Publications

(1) joint editor of Judicial Review: law and practice (2nd edition) with Mrs Justice Patterson, (2) contributor to Bullen and Leake and Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings (Common Law Library), (3) editor of the Human Rights Perspective on Reducing Restrictive Practice in Intellectual Disability and Autism, and (4) editor of ‘Public Law Online’ (an online public law information portal operated by Jordans)

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Sam Karim

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