Sam Phillips

“Sam is a very talented and pragmatic counsel and achieves great results.”

“Sam is a talented advocate on his feet. He is personable to those instructing him and lay clients.”

The Legal 500 UK 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023


Sam is a property and trusts specialist and member of Five Paper’s Property Division. Sam is ranked as a leading individual in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Sam Phillips accepts instructions in all areas of property law, but with particular emphasis on trusts of land, real property and leasehold matters. Sam frequently acts on behalf of private and commercial banks in proceedings relating to charges and mortgages regularly appearing in the County Court, High Court and Property and Land Chambers of the Tribunal.

Most recently Sam has acted as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal, Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the High Court and appeared, as junior counsel to Nicholas Grundy KC in the leading succession case of Simawi.

Before joining Chambers, 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.

Sam also accepts instructions through the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


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