Sam’s practice covers a wide spectrum of commercial dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience in contract and equity disputes, building and construction law, professional negligence, and commissions of inquiry.
He has acted in complex, high-value litigation led by senior counsel, as well as appearing as sole counsel. Recent significant matters include: a four-week civil penalty proceeding brought by ASIC against the former directors of the LM Group of companies; real property disputes involving land sale contracts and related issues; various engineering, building, and construction disputes involving allegations of defective design; and a proceeding concerning allegations of breach of contract and negligence against infrastructure owners resulting in damage to property.
Before being called to the Bar, Sam practiced as a solicitor in the field of commercial litigation and building and construction disputes.
Significant matters as a solicitor, include:
› acting in extensive litigation and arbitration proceedings arising out of the design and construction of an underground infrastructure project;
› various disputes arising out of the performance of construction and engineering contracts, including issues such as the role of the superintendent, misleading and deceptive conduct, and security for payment; and
› other commercial disputes, such as between developers and professional consultants and government entities.
Further, Sam also has experience in the area of health law. He was a senior lawyer working for the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry immediately before coming to the Bar.
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2017 – Emerging Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel (Qld)
Bar Association of Queensland
Society of Construction Law Australia
LLB (Hons) (QUT)
LLM (Distinction) (University of London)