Sam specialises in public law, civil actions against public authorities, and inquests. He has been instructed as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, and in a major Public Inquiry. Sam's civil actions and inquest work arises primarily in cases involving police and prisons. He is a contributor to the forthcoming Police Misconduct (Legal Action Group). In public law, Sam is regularly instructed in community care and Children Act matters. He has acted in high profile cases of SG v SSWP concerning the lawfulness of the so-called 'benefit cap', and Moseley v Haringey LBC on the law of consultation, both in the Supreme Court.