Defending claims brought on guarantees. In the field of banking his specialities include the defence of claims brought by banks, particularly against small to medium sized businesses (those with an annual turnover of up to £50 million) where facilities are secured with guarantees and/or legal charges over the personal property of directors or shareholders.
Samuel has acted against almost every bank in the UK including Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Halifax/Bank of Scotland, Nat West, RBS, and many others both in the UK and abroad.
He successfully defended 14 contested applications for a bankruptcy petition against a single party brought by RBS Invoice Finance, and is am currently involved in a serious claim against a major Indian bank, for deceit by the President of the bank.
In the field of insurance his specialities include coverage disputes under legal expenses insurance and/or professional indemnity, and maritime umbrella policies.
Sam is the founder and manager of the UK 5:01 Club for 7 years (1993-2000) organising monthly events for 100+ Japanese/English executives hosted by a wide variety of organisations, including the Japanese Embassy, JAL, Toyota, Sumitomo Corporation Europe, Sotheby’s, Nat West Bank, Barclays Bank and major solicitors firms including Clifford Chance, Simmons & Simmons, Richards Butler, Denton Hall, Rowe & Maw, Linklaters & Paines and Baker & McKenzie.