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Barrister, Call 2014

sam cheesbrough

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Sam Cheesbrough re-joined Nicholas Woolf & Co as an associate in 2016 having qualified as a barrister at a top ranked Chambers in London.

Sam has wide-ranging experience in commercial and property matters, and advises on all of the firm's core practice areas. He has a significant amount of oral advocacy experience, having represented clients in the County Court, Court of Protection and First-Tier Tribunal (Property Division).

Examples of work that Sam has been involved in include:


  • Supporting senior counsel in a trial concerning whether a substantial commission was payable pursuant to a contract and/or through unjust enrichment.
  • Supporting senior counsel in an application for specific disclosure in the context of insolvency proceedings.
  • Appearing on behalf of the Claimant in an application for default judgment.


  • Advising the beneficiary to a multi-million pound trust regarding potential trustee conflicts of interest and breaches of duty.
  • Advising an unincorporated association in respect of unpaid dividends and a purportedly defective share transfer.
  • Advising a client on whether to make an application for an anti-suit injunction in the context of a multi-jurisdictional dispute.

Litigation Drafting

  • Drafting Particulars of Claim for a consultant with substantial outstanding fees due to them.
  • Drafting 18 witness statements on behalf of personal representatives in a dispute involving conflict of laws, domicile, and breach of duty.

Non-Contentious Drafting

  • Drafting a consignment agreement for an international engineering company.
  • Drafting standard terms and conditions of sale for a bespoke fashion company.

Sam was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2014. He read law at the University of Cambridge, winning numerous prizes and scholarships, including the George Long Prize for Civil Law for achieving the top university mark in Civil Law II. Prior to practising as a barrister, Sam taught tort and contract law to undergraduates at the University of Cambridge, and land law to undergraduates at King's College, London.


MA(Cantab), University of Cambridge

George Long Prize (University of Cambridge, 2013)

James William Squire Scholarship (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 2011 and 2012)

Chancery Bar Association

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

"The privilege of absurdity - some internal settlement discussions not covered by litigation privilege"
SOLO Spring Edition 2019, pages 11-12

"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - contact with witnesses giving their evidence"
SOLO Spring Edition 2019, pages 22-23

"No oral modification clause upheld - formalities in contracts must be adhered to"
SOLO Summer Edition 2018, pages 13-14

"General Data Protection Regulation - four points for sole practitioners"
SOLO Summer Edition 2018, pages 14-15

"You (and your business) - what you should or should not be doing"
SOLO Autumn Edition 2017, pages 10-11

"Anti-money laundering regulations - four principles to guide sole practitioners through the minefield"
SOLO Autumn Edition 2017, pages 27-28

"Jumping the Gun - Why Analysis of Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972 is Fundamental to Determining the Limits of the Exercise of Prerogative Powers"
Available on the SPG Website

"Brexit and the Sole Practitioner"
Available on the SPG Website

"To Inherit or Not To Inherit? That Is The Question"
SOLO Winter Edition 2015/2016, pages 18-21

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