Sam Chandler

For practice areas see below

Sam joined chambers in October 2014 following the successful completion of his pupillage. His supervisors were Barbara Rich, Miranda Allardice, David Rees QC and Leon Sartin.



Over the course of his pupillage Sam gained experience of a wide range of chambers’ practice areas. These included contentious probate, trust disputes, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, capital taxation, estate administration, professional negligence, undue influence and the work of the Court of Protection.


Sam accepts instructions in all areas of chambers’ work.



Sam studied the Organ and Piano at Trinity College of Music. He then went up to Jesus College, Oxford with an Organ Scholarship, where he was awarded a First Class degree in History, and ranked within the top ten undergraduates. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University, London in 2012, receiving a Distinction, before completing the BPTC at Kaplan Law School. He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in July 2013.


Prizes and scholarships

Viscount Sankey Award, Jesus College, Oxford University (2011)

Exhibition, Inner Temple (2011)

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple (2012)

Profumo Scholarship, Inner Temple (2012)


Professional Memberships

Sam is a member of the Chancery Bar Association.



“The test for litigation capacity following Dunhill v Burgin” Private Client Business, 2014, 3

“Dunhill v Burgin: Litigation capacity” PI Brief Update Law Journal, 2014

“Contentious Probate: Testamentary capacity” Elder Law Journal, 2014, 4(1)

“Court of Protection: Statutory Will – Re Gladys Meek” Elder Law Journal, 2014, 4(2)

“Watts v Watts and Will Forgery cases” The Law Society’s Private Client Magazine, September 2014), with Jordan Holland


Sam writes headnotes for the Wills and Trusts Law Reports and is a contributor to the Solicitors for the Elderly’s monthly newsletter.