Sam Phillips

“Sam Phillips’ advice is second to none and clients are very impressed with him on his feet. He is competent in tackling intricate and involved cases. He is truly a distinguished and pragmatic barrister.”

“Sam has a wealth of technical knowledge and can advise on all cases no matter how obscure the issue is. His advocacy is authoritative and presents his cases with clarity.”

Chambers UK Bar 2024 and Legal 500, London Bar 2024.


Sam is a property and trusts specialist and member of Five Paper’s Property Division. Sam has been consistently ranked as a leading individual in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Sam has been Deputy Head of Chambers since 2019.

Sam accepts instructions in all areas of contentious trusts and property law, with particular emphasis on trusts of land, real property and leasehold matters. Sam regularly appears in the High Court, County Court and Property and Land Chambers of the Upper and First-Tier Tribunal.

Recently Sam has acted as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal, Business and Property Courts and King’s Bench Division of the High Court and appeared, as junior counsel to Nicholas Grundy KC in the leading succession case of Simawi, finally determined in the Supreme Court.

Before joining Chambers in 2011, Sam managed and developed a portfolio of 850 properties in London for one of the largest landlords in the UK. Drawing on his industry experience, Sam provides a clear, accessible and commercially sensible service to clients at all stages of litigation and in mediation.


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