Sam provides professional, high-quality and cost-effective advice to clients. He advises on, and assists with, a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions and disposals, shareholders’ agreements, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, as well as a wide range of data protection issues. He also has experience in providing franchising advice to both franchisors and franchisees.
Sam has a particular interest in assisting new and small businesses. This includes helping clients to decide on the most appropriate corporate structure and tailoring this to each clients’ particular aims, as well drafting the relevant documentation for any investment into the business. Sam also helps clients with setting up initial contracts and terms of business, as well as advising on practical steps to take as the business grows beyond its start-up phase.
Sam graduated with a degree in law from the University of East Anglia in 2016, before completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP Cambridge. He joined Leathes Prior in August 2019, training within the Corporate & Commercial Team whilst also assisting with a variety of employment matters. He qualified into the Corporate & Commercial Team in March 2022.
Outside of work, Sam is an avid supporter of both AFC Bournemouth and the San Francisco 49ers. He is also a keen golfer and skier. When not fully indulged in sport, he enjoys visiting the various restaurants and pubs in and around Norwich, or taking trips back to the New Forest to visit family.
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Assisting with the sale of an online software platform for a value of over £750,000.
Assisting on the sale of a well-established packaging and resources supplier for a purchase price in excess of £600,000.
Assisting with the acquisition of the business and assets of a well-known engineering firm, in a transaction worth in excess of £200,000.