Samantha qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and joined BDBF in April 2016.
Samantha has a wide range of litigation experience in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, with particular specialism in discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
‘a rising star that is a real credit to the firm’.
Legal 500 2019
Samantha has successfully represented both employees and employers in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, bonus disputes and unlawful deduction of wages. Previous experience of acting on behalf of both parties means that she has a good insight into her opponents’ weaknesses, which she can use to her client’s advantage.
Samantha has specialist experience in advising NHS Consultants from leading hospitals on NHS whistleblowing claims, discrimination, defending disciplinary allegations under MHPS processes, raising grievances, bullying, harassment, contractual claims and worker status in respect of private practice work.
Samantha also advises partners and LLPs in respect of their LLP agreements as well as partnership disputes, including advising on and negotiating partner exits and issues regarding restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing.
Samantha regularly advises on a wide range of other employment issues including: redundancy, disciplinary, grievance and capability procedures, restrictive covenants, contractual disputes and negotiated exits (including negotiating settlement agreements).
Samantha is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP). Samantha also regularly volunteers at the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS) at London Central Employment Tribunal.
Outside of work Samantha enjoys reading, socialising with friends, adrenaline sports such as bungee jumping and sky diving as well as supporting Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.