Sam graduated with conjoint degrees in Law and Management/Employment Relations in 2005 from the University of Auckland. He was admitted to the Bar in February 2006.
Sam joined Hesketh Henry in September 2017, having previously worked for Auckland laws firms as an employment, civil and criminal litigator representing clients in courts, the Employment Relations Authority and other tribunals. He has also prosecuted health and safety matters for the Department of Labour (now MBIE), and acted as an independent Accident Compensation adjudicator.
Sam advises employers and employees on all issues (contentious and non-contentious) arising from the employment relationship including performance management, disciplinary procedures, redundancy and restructuring processes, restraint of trade and non-solicitation issues, personal grievances, negotiated exits and employment agreements and policies. He regularly assists clients at mediation and in the Employment Relations Authority, and has appeared in the Employment Court.