Sam Smart is regularly instructed to defend and prosecute a wide range of offences, covering both general crime and fraud. He has built a reputation as a persuasive advocate, and for being well-prepared, thorough and easy to work with. Sam is experienced in dealing with clients with complex needs and is quick to build trust and rapport. He also advises on matters before trial and is known for providing careful and thoughtful advice.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Sam held a number of roles in a FTSE top ten company and worked in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Romania and Mauritius. He went on to volunteer at the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel assisting on death row appeals, before working as a paralegal at a top criminal defence firm in London
BA English Literature, Newcastle University
Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Lord Denning Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocacy Scholar (BPP)