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Samantha Broadfoot

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Samantha Broadfoot QC
A powerful advocate who is adept at managing public law proceedings invoking human rights law and claims challenging the interpretation of legislation. She regularly receives instructions from central government departments, local authorities and individual claimants. She has been involved in significant cases concerning healthcare, service provision and social welfare, as well as those relating to the justice system.
Strengths: "The judges love her and she clearly commands the courtroom. She is full of grace and charm but puts her points boldly." "Incredibly effective - and destroys her opponents. She's willing to take on board other views, but doesn't shy away from making judgement calls."
Recent work: Acted in a Court of Appeal case concerning the Oxfordshire CCG's decision to close Horton General Hospital. The appeal considered whether a consultation carried out by the CCG had been lawful.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Samantha Broadfoot QC
An impressive silk with a significant practice acting for both individuals and the Secretary of State in immigration appeals and judicial review. She offers considerable expertise in EU law and frequently appears in the Upper Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Strengths: "She has a very incisive mind; she gets on top of cases, understands what they are about and can articulate the issues and where the strengths and weaknesses are." "She is fantastically astute, incredibly well spoken and commands the courtroom."  "She is a real pleasure to work with: really personable, informed and willing to take on board other views. She doesn't shy away from making judgement calls."
Recent work: Acted for the appellant in YD v Secretary of State for the Home Department, an Upper Tribunal appeal involving an extradition request to Kenya for alleged fraud.
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