Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Sam Neaman acts for major businesses and government clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, particularly in commercial and injunction employment matters. He also has a recognised specialism in medical employment cases.
Strengths: "He is my first choice for restrictive covenant work and significant claims as he works tirelessly, his response times are very quick, his advice is always on the money and he develops a good rapport with clients."
Recent work: Acted for Institution of Mechanical Engineers in a test case in which the claimant argued that she was subjected to whistle-blowing detriment and hoped to open protection to volunteers such as charity trustees, and non-executive directors.
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Employment lawyer "with a strong commercial leaning". "A real fighter", best known for his employment/commercial crossover work. Heavy High Court injunction practice, principally freezing, search and seize, 'team move', restrictive covenant and anti-suit injunctions. Expertise and experience covers all courts including Supreme Court. Regularly instructed in high profile/high value cases, particularly in the sectors of insurance, broking, banking and finance, the media, IT, and sport. Specific recognised expertise in the NHS/medical sector where he acts for doctors and Trusts in the High Court, tribunals, and GMC/internal disciplinary processes. In the employment tribunal Sam specialises in high profile/complex whistleblowing claims, discrimination, TUPE, and working time issues. Numerous reported cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and EAT. Significant practice in banking and commercial litigation/arbitration, regularly dealing with claims worth over £1 billion, instructed by High Street Banks and other financial institutions. Sam also has a strong sports law practice. High profile cases have included boxing, Formula 1, and premiership football, rugby union and rugby league. Growing reputation as a sought-after mediator in employment disputes.
Called to the Bar 1988. Former legal advisor to the Amateur Boxing Association of England. Accredited mediator (2003).
Co-author of "Security for Costs and Other Court Ordered Security" (Jordans, 2010).
Educated at Oxford University (MA Hons) and City University (Dip Law). Leisure pursuits include football (former Bristol City FC youth squad), boxing (former boxer - Oxford University double blue and Member of Angel ABC 1986-91) and playing drums in jazz and blues bands.