The company

Samuel is an experienced barrister based in Auckland’s CBD specialising in:

  • Civil & Commercial litigation and advice.
  • Regulatory & Insurance litigation and advice.


Samuel holds various other advisory and academic positions including:

  • Adjunct Law Lecturer (AUT) for graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Legal Advisor to the Cook Islands National Reform Project.


Prior to becoming an independent barrister, Samuel held the following roles:

  • Crown Prosecutor at Crown Solicitors’ Network.
  • Member Leadership Team for one of New Zealand’s largest litigation practices.
  • Senior Consultant for big four consultancy.

Legal positions

Legal Advisor | The Cook Islands: National Reform Project (OSH and Workers’ Compensation), including consultation, advice to the Cook Islands and drafting instructions to Parliamentary Council Office (2018 – present)

Adjunct Law Lecturer | Auckland University of Technology including graduate and post-graduate students in intensive special topic papers (2017 – 2020)

Committee member | ADLS Health and Safety Committee (2017- 2020)

Crown Prosecutor | Crown Solicitor of Auckland (2013 – 2016)

National Leadership Team | Meredith Connell (2014 – 2016)

Non-legal positions

Founding Board Member and Treasurer | Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association (2012 – 2013)

Advisory Board, Director, Communications Manager | Equal Justice Project (2009 – 2011)

Researcher (pure mathematics) | Auckland University research scholarship (2007-2008)

Conference Chair | National Safety Leadership Summit, Safety 360 (2017)

Senior Consultant, Deloitte (2015-2017)

Koha | Charitable activity

Trustee | Korua Community Trust (2018 – present)

Trustee | Saving the Wild (2018 – 2019)

Legal advisor | TEDxAuckland (2016 – 2019)


Legal course material “Asbestos Masterclass” in association with WorkSafe New Zealand

NBR Special report: Health and safety reform – everyone is affected

Legal Practice Manual – Health and Safety at Work Act Health and Safety Reform – seminar handbook

CPD Text “Health and Safety at Work – Getting Reform Ready”

Contributing Author – Employment Law Conference 2018 – Employment Law in a Time of Change

Author, Legal Viewpoint – Safeguard Magazine, various articles