Henderson Chambers is delighted to announce that Thomas Samuels has joined chambers with immediate effect.
Thomas has a busy practice covering a range of common law, commercial and regulatory matters, with particular focus on consumer and financial services issues (both contentious and non-contentious). He is ranked in the legal directories as a leading practitioner in the areas of Financial Services Regulation, Banking & Finance and Consumer.
He was instructed as junior counsel in the Supreme Court in Beavis v ParkingEye Ltd  AC 1172, now the leading decision on the common law penalties doctrine and unfair terms in consumer contracts. During the course of 2017-19 he was instructed as junior counsel in the landmark Berkeley Burke litigation, appearing both in judicial review proceedings against the Financial Ombudsman Service and related group litigation in the Circuit Commercial Court.
His clients include lenders, insurers, pensions providers, IFAs, retailers, charities, regulators and high net-worth individuals. Thomas has a pragmatic and down-to-earth approach, and is always happy to provide an early strategic view at the outset of litigation. He is often engaged in cases involving particularly sensitive commercial or personal issues.
On joining Henderson Chambers, Thomas says “I am delighted to be joining Henderson Chambers. Its market-leading reputation, particularly in group action work, and ambitions for the future are hugely exciting and a great fit with my practice. I look forward to contributing to and enhancing Chambers’ reputation over the coming months and years. I am also grateful to Jason Housden and his superb clerking and administration team, whose reputation is second-to-none.”
Chambers Director, Jason Housden commented: “We are delighted that Thomas has chosen to join us at Henderson Chambers and we look forward to welcoming him. His outstanding reputation precedes him and he is perfect fit for chambers. His arrival demonstrates the growth of chambers in its core practice areas.”
When considering a chambers move with my team, I met with all the major players in the industry. Guy and Tony were our clear preferred choice.
They were authentic in their approach, challenged us when they felt it necessary and ultimately delivered a seamless service. Most importantly they showed complete discretion, which was for us the most important criteria.
Their reputation for being leaders in their field is well deserved and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others.