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.
Recent highlights include:
Year of Call: 2020
BA (Hons) Sociology – University of York
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Sam Harmel secures finding of Neglect in an Inquest into the death of Baby T at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Greater Manchester.
Sam Karim QC and Sophie Hurst represent P’s family following an application for the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment
Sam Karim QC and Aisling Campbell appear before Mr Justice Hayden in a Court of Protection matter concerning P’s engagement in sexual relations with sex workers
Limitations on the Unfair Prejudice Remedy
Ho v Adelekun: Implications for Personal Injury Lawyers
Kings Insolvency Conference 2021
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