AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Sam was called to the Bar in October 2020, and joined Kings Chambers as tenant in March 2021 having cross-qualified as a Solicitor Advocate.
Prior to joining Kings, Sam spent almost 9 years in the Employment team at DAC Beachcroft LLP, qualifying as a Solicitor in February 2016. There, he specialised in employment tribunal litigation, conducting hundreds of claims on behalf of major respondent clients, including undertaking advocacy at complex and high value multi-day hearings. He obtained Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) in March 2018, and joins Chambers as an experienced practitioner, having been granted a full exemption from all elements of the Bar Transfer Test and Pupillage. He was also noted to be a “key lawyer” within the Tier 1 Employment team in the Legal 500 UK 2021 rankings.
Sam has a particular interest and experience dealing with discrimination and whistleblowing claims, including in a regulated environment with large public and private health sector organisations. He also brings real commercial insight to his practice, having spent a year on secondment as in-house counsel at a FTSE 100 client.
Sam also had substantial exposure to appellate litigation during his time as a Solicitor, and can draw on his experience working with a number of leading employment silks across several ground-breaking cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.
Since joining Chambers Sam has quickly developed a strong Employment practice and reputation amongst major firms and clients, including being instructed on a number of multi-week trials. He was listed as a “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 UK 2022 with the following client references:
“ Sam is an excellent tactician and plans his tribunal strategy meticulously. He appears to understand his opponent with almost telepathic precision. His attention to detail is first rate and he gets to know a case inside out before he steps through the door of the tribunal. His legal knowledge is outstanding and he always offers insightful comments on recent developments in the law.'”
Recent highlights include:
Year of Call: 2020
BA (Hons) Sociology – University of York
Legal 500 2023:
‘Sam is an excellent tactician and plans his tribunal strategy meticulously. He appears to understand his opponent with almost telepathic precision. His attention to detail is first rate and he gets to know a case inside out before he steps through the door of the tribunal. His legal knowledge is outstanding and he always offers insightful comments on recent developments in the law.'
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Sam Karim KC involved in ground-breaking case where closed proceedings are used for authorising covert medication
Sam Karim QC instructed in Judicial Review of the Government’s 'no jab, no job’ policy
We are delighted to announce that Sam Karim QC was recently appointed Master of the Bench at Gray’s Inn. We congratulate Sam on this achievement.
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An Introduction To The Inquest Process with Irwin Mitchell
Commercial Fraud Conference
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