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Sam Sharp

Year of call: 2019

Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Samuel worked as a criminal paralegal at Jordans Solicitors Doncaster. His role involved dealing with clients from the first hearing until sentence, taking instructions, drafting written applications, reviewing evidence, and attending court. As part of his role at Jordans, Samuel also worked on a number of appeal matters relating to historical sexual abuse. Alongside this Samuel was heavily involved within Jordan’s prison law department regularly advocating in parole board hearings and adjudications.

As part of his commitment to the community while attending BPP Law School and into his period as a paralegal Samuel volunteered at “Behind Closed Doors” in Leeds working with male victims of domestic abuse. This provided him with experience in dealing vulnerable individuals which has been invaluable as he has progressed in his career.

Samuel completed his common law pupillage in Kingston upon Hull regularly prosecuting and defending in both the Magistrates and Crown Court. As well as continuing his practise in prison law undertaking hearings before parole, and recall panels. During his time in Hull Samuel also frequently undertook instructions in regard to family law.

Samuel is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor.

Samuel has experience representing police forces dealing with a range of applications including slavery and trafficking prevention orders and closure orders and is keen to grow this area of practice.

Samuel regularly prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates Court, Youth Court and the Crown Court at all stages of proceedings throughout the North East.

Samuel is a Grade 1 prosecutor.

Prison Law

Samuel has a keen interest in Prison law regularly representing clients before lifer, parole, and recall panels. Moreover, he has experience in dealing with vulnerable applicants and experts in this area.

Additionally, he also advised on categorisation of prisoners (in particular Category A prisoners) and calculation of sentences.


BPP Law School LLM -Legal Practice - Distinction
University of Leeds -LLB (Hons) (Accelerated) 2:1
Newcastle University - BA (Hons) Politics 2:1


2018 – BPP award for outstanding contribution to Pro Bono.

Professional Membership

The Honourable Society of Grays Inn

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