Clerking team

Louise Gold

Lead Clerk, Crime

Jessica Bull

Junior Clerk, Crime

Jack Paxton

Junior Clerk, Crime

Sam is undertaking a pupillage in Criminal Law, under the supervision of Dermot Hughes.

Prior to pupillage, Sam was a volunteer caseworker with Amicus ALJ, a charity which provides legal assistance to those on Death Row in the United States.

Sam previously worked for a solicitor’s firm where he prepared bundles, attended court, and provided assistance to clients and counsel.

Sam has also worked for a small company, where he provided advice on various legal matters from employment and furlough issues to commercial disputes.

During his studies, Sam volunteered for the Citizens Advice Bureau advising on appeals for Personal Independence Payments. He has acted as a representative in First-Tier Tribunals and has   experience working with vulnerable individuals.

Additionally, Sam has been published in the Amicus Journal and has marshalled in the Royal Courts of Justice. He was the winner of the University of Leeds Senior Mooting Competition in 2019.


  • Bar Course, Inns of Court College of Advocacy (2022)
  • Law LLB, 2:1, University of Leeds (2020)

Scholarships and awards

  • Exhibition Scholarship, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2020)
  • Head of School’s List 2018 (Top 10% of year) School of Law, University of Leeds