Sam Karim QC (Sheikh M S Karim)


EU & Competition Law

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
William Brown
Mark Ronson


EU & Competition Law

Sam Karim QC is the head of the Administrative Law & Local Government Team at Kings Chambers.

Sam has been consistently recommended in this area as a leading specialist, and had been a member of the Attorney General Panel of Regional Counsel representing central government for almost a decade in cases of significance.

He is a well-known author in this field: (1) 'public law online', and online based legal knowledge database, (2) a book 'Judicial Review: Law & Practice', which is currently in its second edition and the co-author being the late Mrs Justice Patterson, and (3) the chapter on judicial review in Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings.

His experience includes:

(a)    Commercial disputes arising from performance of government contracts such as benchmarking,

(b)   Market testing and performance issues,

(c)    Concessions and part B contracts,

(d)   Health service procurement, and outside the EU,

(e)    Project finance and PFI/PPP matters,

(f)    Regeneration schemes, procurement by EU institutions, and

(g)   State aid and procurement and utilities procurement.


 

"He's a very skilful advocate who is always remarkably calm and in control, he never gets fazed by the complexities of a case… He puts his points across succinctly and never wavers."

Chambers UK

Profile

Sam is a leading specialist practitioner in domestic and international public law, court of protection and domestic and international arbitration. Before taking silk, he was a member of the Attorney General Panel of Treasury Counsel for over a decade representing central government in high-profile proceedings. He has experience in all levels and types of courts and tribunals and regularly appears in the appellate courts. Sam is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is admitted as a practitioner in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Court.

Sam is head of the Administrative/Public Law and the Court of Protection Team. Sam is also the Director of Pupillage Training.
 

Year of Call:  2002
Year of Silk:  2017

Areas of Expertise
  • Arbitration
  • Court of Protection
  • EU & Competition Law
  • Inquest & Public Law Inquiries
  • Judicial Review
  • Licensing
 
Memberships

Member of the Executive Committee of the Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

Northern Administrative Law Association (NALA), Acting Chair

Founding member and Chair of the Kings Community Care and Disability Rights Association

 

Appointments
  • Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Queens Counsel.
  • UK Advisor to the Chinese Government on development of Administrative Reconsideration Law in China. Appointed by the Asia Foundation.
  • Previously a member of the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel.
  • Chairperson of the Legal Aid Working Group and co-chaired the Training Working Group relating to the Regionalisation of the Administrative Court.
  • Director of Manchester Public Law Pro-Bono Scheme.
  • Northern Circuit Education Committee Member.
  • Head of Public Law 2017 to present
 
Publications

(1) 'Public law online', and online based legal knowledge database,

(2) 'Judicial Review: Law & Practice', which is currently in its second edition and the co-author being the late Mrs Justice Patterson (Jordans)

(3) Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings, and

(4) 'A human rights perspective on reducing restrictive practices in intellectual disability and autism',

 

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM (Lond.), PG Dip Law, MCIArb (Intl. Arbitration)

 

Recommendations

"Accomplished new silk”

(Chambers & Partners, 2017)

“When he is on his feet in a courtroom, he is simply captivating."

(Legal 500, 2016)

"He's excellent, and used by all parties - he's very academic in his thought processes." 
(Chambers and Partners, 2016)

"… His academic understanding of subject matter litigation is incredible."

(Chambers and Partners, 2015)

"He is one of the leading practitioners in the North" 

(Chambers & Partners, 2017)

"He is innovative in the way he approaches cases and creative in the way he deals with matters..."

(Chambers and Partners, 2015)

"He's a very skilful advocate who is always remarkably calm and in control, he never gets fazed by the complexities of a case… He puts his points across succinctly and never wavers."

(Chambers & Partners, 2017)

"...He has a plenary style that is very logical and meticulous, and makes his points very well without annoying the judge."

(Chambers and Partners, 2016)

"He is very good at negotiating with other parties and bringing them round to his way of thinking.” 

(Chambers and Partners, 2015)
 

"He is charismatic… [and an] engaging… advocate."

(Chambers and Partners, 2013)

Chambers UK Logo 2016

 

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