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Sam Welham, who was admitted as a solicitor in 2005, joined TSP in 2006.Sam is supervised by Richard Porter. Sam advises TSP’s clients on Employment, Personal Injury law and Clinical Negligence.
Sam studied for his law degree at Keele University and from there went straight on to study for his Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The College of Law in Chester. He completed his training at Hilliers HRW and upon qualification worked in criminal law at Stanley Tee. He was in Court most days for either preliminary hearings or trials. He represented clients accused of a range of offences including assault, grievous bodily harm, drug and road traffic violations.
In 2006, Sam decided to change the direction of his career and joined TSP. Since that time he has specialised in Employment,Personal Injury law and Clinical Negligence, utilising the skills crafted as a criminal practitioner for the benefit of his clients.
Employment: Sam, who is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, advises on all aspects of Employment law for both employers and employees. These include, but are not limited to: disputes over contracts of employment, unfair dismissal, discrimination, settlement agreements, maternity rights and the employment aspects of business transfers. A significant proportion of Sam’s Employment work involves advising on matters which are, or could be, the subject of an Employment Tribunal case. Sam advises companies on the introduction and operation of Employment contracts and policies and can provide practical and cost effective advice on how to minimise the risk to a firm of an Employment Tribunal claim.
The Thompson Smith and Puxon Employment law team has, for a number of years, been recommended by the Legal 500 and in 2018/19 was rated as Top Tier in Essex. Sam is recommended by the legal 500 for his work in this practice area. In 2018/19 the Legal 500 said “Thompson Smith and Puxon’s employment team impresses with its ‘realistic advice, an understanding of clients’ needs and communication that is delivered to a high standard’. Focus areas regarding employer matters include strategic advice and risk assessment, contracts and policies, disciplinary procedures, TUPE, restrictive covenants, dismissals and redundancies, disputes, tribunals and settlement agreements, while individuals are being represented in their equal pay, maternity/paternity rights, TUPE, unfair or wrongful dismissal and whistle-blowing claims. During 2017, partner Richard Porter, who ‘listens carefully and then provides clear and concise advice’, and solicitor Sam Welham acted for local and international clients from the media, printing, retail, financial, care, sports, construction, farming, education, engineering, hospitality and professional sectors.” To find out more about the Employment services that Sam can offer click here for businesses or here for individuals.
Personal Injury: Sam also undertakes Personal Injury work and acts on behalf of people who have been injured in accidents. This includes accidents which take place on the road, at work and on private property.
Sam has a particular interest in claims relating to stress at work / occupational stress, and in 2017 was recommended by the Legal 500 for his work in this area too. This type of matter uses his knowledge of both Personal Injury and Employment law and means that he is best placed to provide sound and pragmatic advice on the best course of action to pursue. For more information on Personal Injury services click here.
Clinical Negligence: Sam undertakes clinical negligence work and acts on behalf of people who have been injured because of the poor care provided by medical practitioners. This may be because of a failure to diagnose promptly, a misdiagnosis, or a failure to properly consent to a procedure. For more information on our Clinical Negligence Services click here.
Sam is also recommended by the Legal 500 for his Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work.
For more information on Personal Injury services click here.
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