- Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne
- Area of law:
- Administrative decision making and review, Human rights and equal opportunity, Civil litigation and dispute resolution (including personal injury)
Sam has a broad range of experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution. His practice involves litigation and advisory work for government clients personal injury and police tort claims, coronial inquests, judicial review applications and matters involving breaches of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. He also practices in in quasi-criminal matters, including applications and reviews under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.
Sam has a good understanding of civil litigation procedure, and has a particular interest in solicitor advocacy. He has appeared on behalf of government clients in relation to quasi-criminal matters and coronial inquests. His regular clients include Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, the Victorian Attorney-General and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Sam joined the VGSO in 2020. Prior to joining the VGSO Sam was employed by the University of Melbourne as a law tutor in the Indigenous Tutorial Scheme. Sam has also completed a secondment with the Office of General Counsel within the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Sam has provided advice and representation to government clients in:
- Personal injury (including police tort claims)
- Administrative decision making and review
- Coronial inquests and investigations
- Crimes (Metal Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act
- Human rights and equal opportunity matters
- Freedom of information, privacy law and subpoenas
Reviewed 14 December 2022