Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Employment Relations from the University of Auckland in 2005. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 2006.
Sam joined Hesketh Henry in 2017, having previously worked for Auckland laws firms as an employment, civil and criminal litigator representing clients in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, High Court, and tribunals. He has also previously prosecuted health and safety matters for the Department of Labour (prior to WorkSafe’s being) and acted as an independent Accident Compensation adjudicator.
Sam advises employers and employees on all issues arising from the employment relationship including restructuring, performance management, disciplinary procedures, personal grievances, restraint of trade issues, health and safety matters and statutory compliance. He regularly helps clients at mediation, in the Employment Relations Authority, and Employment Court.
Sam is a member of the New Zealand Law Society and the Auckland District Law Society.