Sam is a Solicitor in the firm’s civil litigation and disputes resolution team.
Sam was born, raised and educated in Tauranga, attending Otumoetai College, before attending the Universities of Waikato and California to complete his tertiary qualifications.
After studying towards his Masters Degree in Sport and Leisure and Teaching, Sam worked at Simpson Grierson, a large national law firm in Auckland. He has recently returned to Tauranga and joined Holland Beckett.
In the civil litigation and disputes resolution team, Sam is able to assist and provide advice on a wide range of disputes.
Sam has had experience at researching and drafting submissions, applications and injunctions as well as appearing in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, Tenancy Tribunal, High and Supreme Courts. These submissions have related to areas of law including defamation, trademarks, copyright, Fair Trading Act, extradition, product liability, Bill of Rights, judicial review, construction, leaky buildings and tenancy.
Additionally Sam has drafted, negotiated, reviewed and given advice on Commerce Commission investigations, Fair Trading Act issues, Consumer Guarantees Act issues, supply agreements, general commercial contracts, venue hire agreements, broadcasting rights, sponsorship agreements, company and not-for-profit governance issues and sport integrity issues.
Given Sam’s postgraduate study he has a special interest in issues related to sport and education as it intersects with the law. Sam is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA).
Outside of the office Sam is a Rugby Union referee, enjoys running and social sport and spending time enjoying all the Bay has to offer with family and friends.
BSpLS / LLB (Hons) University of Waikato 2013
MSpLS University of Waikato 2014
Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand February 2014
- Community Activity
Baywide Community Law Centre
Rugby Union Referee
Camp Quality Waikato/Bay of Plenty committee member
Volunteer Trainer for Camp Quality Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Companion on Camp Quality camps
Trustee of the Zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust