- Recommended lawyer
The Legal 500 UK 2014/17
- Solicitor advocate recommendation
The Legal 500 UK 2013
- A rising star for inquest work
The Legal 500 UK 2012
- "Invariably well prepared"
The Legal 500 UK 2011
Samantha qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and a solicitor-advocate in 2007 (all higher courts), and specialises in healthcare law.
In March 2021 Samantha was appointed as assistant coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Samantha was also appointed assistant coroner in Norfolk as of January 2022.
She handles a wide range of matters for hospitals including cerebral palsy, paediatrics and spinal injury claims. She advises and represents trusts at inquests, advises trusts on issues of healthcare law and lectures to trusts (clinicians and managers) on various areas of law. Samantha has also lectured at Cambridge University and for the charity Baby Lifeline.
She has higher rights of audience enabling her to represent trusts at hearings up to the Supreme Court and has previously appeared in the Court of Appeal. Samantha also represents trusts at inquests, including before Juries.
Samantha has undertaken secondments in the Technical Claims Unit at NHS Resolution and for 10 months in a large mental health trust.