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Sam Neaman

Sam Neaman

Call: 1988

Barrister

"Sam is my barrister of choice. He is responsive, provides complex and technical advice, and solves every problem that I throw at him. He won't be overcome or beaten by a problem but will always see a way through. He is very insightful and a truly exceptional barrister."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Sam is ferociously bright, technically excellent and a consummate advocate. He wears his considerable knowledge very lightly and is a real pleasure to work with. I can't think of anyone I'd rather have fighting my client's corner."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"He works tirelessly to ensure that he understands a case inside out and explores every legal avenue. He inspires confidence through his intelligence and hard work."

Legal 500 2024

"A brain as sharp as a surgical needle, an ability to see the wood for the trees, a very practical approach and comfortable speaking to clients at any level."

Legal 500 2024

"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."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Solicitors cannot speak highly enough about him. The clients love him."

Legal 500

"A razor-sharp mind with an ability to take in huge volumes of facts, remember them and condense them down into practical advice. Never, ever makes you feel stupid, even when the answer is hidden in plain sight once he has explained it. Ability to communicate with everyone, no matter their seniority - incredibly humble for such a talented and clever barrister."

Legal 500

"Very charming. Clients and solicitors enjoy working with him. Extremely hard working and generous with his time. He is such a team player and a skilled barrister."

Legal 500

"Sam is very personable, able to communicate very well to the client, but also very bright. He does not have the stuffiness of some London barristers."

Legal 500

"One of the 50 outstanding individuals at the Bar… deserving of elite status”

The Lawyer

An "exceptional advocate”

Chambers UK Bar

"Universally popular, a born winner, he is a boxer and it shows in his advocacy"

Legal 500

"Very personable but very incisive and on top of the detail, he has a good eye for strategy"

Legal 500

Sam Neaman

"Sam is my barrister of choice. He is responsive, provides complex and technical advice, and solves every problem that I throw at him. He won't be overcome or beaten by a problem but will always see a way through. He is very insightful and a truly exceptional barrister."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Sam is ferociously bright, technically excellent and a consummate advocate. He wears his considerable knowledge very lightly and is a real pleasure to work with. I can't think of anyone I'd rather have fighting my client's corner."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"He works tirelessly to ensure that he understands a case inside out and explores every legal avenue. He inspires confidence through his intelligence and hard work."

Legal 500 2024

"A brain as sharp as a surgical needle, an ability to see the wood for the trees, a very practical approach and comfortable speaking to clients at any level."

Legal 500 2024

"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."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Solicitors cannot speak highly enough about him. The clients love him."

Legal 500

"A razor-sharp mind with an ability to take in huge volumes of facts, remember them and condense them down into practical advice. Never, ever makes you feel stupid, even when the answer is hidden in plain sight once he has explained it. Ability to communicate with everyone, no matter their seniority - incredibly humble for such a talented and clever barrister."

Legal 500

"Very charming. Clients and solicitors enjoy working with him. Extremely hard working and generous with his time. He is such a team player and a skilled barrister."

Legal 500

"Sam is very personable, able to communicate very well to the client, but also very bright. He does not have the stuffiness of some London barristers."

Legal 500

"One of the 50 outstanding individuals at the Bar… deserving of elite status”

The Lawyer

An "exceptional advocate”

Chambers UK Bar

"Universally popular, a born winner, he is a boxer and it shows in his advocacy"

Legal 500

"Very personable but very incisive and on top of the detail, he has a good eye for strategy"

Legal 500

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A specialist sports law, international commercial litigation and employment barrister, highly ranked in the legal directories as a “renowned senior junior” in several fields, and nominated for both Employment Junior of the Year and Sports Law Junior of the Year in recent Legal 500 Bar Awards.

Quoted in the directories as “a born winner”“a real fighter” who “combines technical ability with a huge work ethic”. Proven successful track record in high-value/high profile claims. Successful in several leading multi-million pound/euro cases, including the recent Supreme Court fiduciary duty case of CPS v Aquila Advisory Ltd [2022] 1 B.C.L.C. 1.

Recognised as a leading Sports Law barrister in Legal 500, and currently shortlisted for Sports Junior of the Year in the 2024-5 Legal 500 Bar Awards. Regularly represents elite sportspeople, clubs and teams in commercial/contractual disputes, including arbitrations and High Court claims, and in disciplinary/regulatory issues especially in the world of boxing, Formula 1/motor racing, and professional football. Formerly Legal Adviser to the Amateur Boxing Association of England, and currently Legal Adviser to UK Athletics.

Extensive experience in all areas of employment law, coupled with his crossover expertise in high-value complex commercial cases, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Sought after by clients in business protection disputes over restrictive covenants, confidential information, breach of fiduciary duties, team moves, unlawful means conspiracy/economic torts, franchise/business sale disputes, and other threats to business.

Specific expertise in injunction proceedings.  Quoted as being “brilliant with confidential information and international business protection elements”, and “particularly recommended for High Court injunctions”.  His specialism in commercial litigation with an international element makes Sam sought after for inunctions in cross-borderjurisdictional, and anti-suit disputes. He has appeared in several landmark injunction cases, including the House of Lords worldwide freezing injunction case of Fourie v Le Roux  (2007), and, in the Court of Appeal, Petter v EMC Corp (2015), a leading anti suit injunction case, and Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey (2016), which establishes the correct approach to the grant of injunctive relief in restrictive covenant cases.

With a “lightning-fast ability at understanding key issues” Sam is at home representing clients from all industry sectors, but has recognised expertise in, Sports Law, Commercial Litigation,  and Banking & Finance (including insurance broking) where he is listed by the directories as a Leader in the Field, and in Medical/NHS cases in which Chambers UK records that he “possesses a recognised specialism”.

Directory recommendations consistently recognise Sam’s client skills and his ability to add value by finding imaginative solutions, as well as his exceptional advocacy:

  • “Sam is ferociously bright, technically excellent and a consummate advocate. He wears his considerable knowledge very lightly and is a real pleasure to work with. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have fighting my client’s corner.”
  • “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.”
  • “A razor-sharp mind with an ability to take in huge volumes of facts, remember them and condense them down into practical advice”
  • “[Argues] cases as a great conductor would lead an orchestra”
  • “A real heavyweight in cross-examination – unrivalled in that respect”
  • “A master at finding innovative solutions to complex problems”
  • “[Thinks] outside the box”
  • “[Leaves] no stone unturned”
  • “Sharp, user friendly… readily identifies problems and gives clear, concise advice”
  • “Concise and approachable”
  • “Straightforward and insightful” 
  • “[His] client skills… are second to none”
  • “Wonderful at making clients feel at ease”
  • “A pleasure to work with”

Sports Law

Injunctions

Employment

Commercial, Banking and Finance Litigation

Medical, NHS, Disciplinary & Regulatory

Mediation

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