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Sam is an associate in our litigation and dispute resolution team. He advises businesses and individuals on a broad range of construction, employment, commercial, trust and estate disputes and insolvency and business restructuring matters.

Why our clients choose Sam: Our clients value Sam because he works closely with them to understand their needs and the challenges they face. He provides clear strategic advice to our clients. Sam collaborates with specialists across our firm and other professional advisers to create the best possible result for his clients. Overall, Sam helps our clients to take control of their situation so that they can achieve their desired outcomes.

Sam’s journey: Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Otago. While at university, he worked as a Faculty of Law research assistant and tutored first year law.

Sam joined Young Hunter and was admitted in 2014. He became an associate in 2021.

Sam is a former winner of the New Zealand Young Lawyers Mooting Competition. He is also a former Head Prefect, and current Board member, of Shirley Boys’ High School, Christchurch.

Sam’s values: It is important to Sam to build personal relationships with his clients by listening to what is happening in their world. This allows him to provide customised, practical advice.

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  • Advising property owners and contractors on resolving construction contract disputes.

  • Advising employers on restructuring existing arrangements, and investigating and resolving employment disputes.

  • Advising business owners and managers on resolving financial distress, disputes and investigations.

  • Advising liquidators on resolving creditors’ disputes.

  • Advising executors and beneficiaries in relation to various estate disputes


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