Samuel was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in March 2020 and joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2021 following successful completion of his pupillage.

Samuel appears in court on a daily basis, both remotely and in person, instructed in small claims and fast track cases. He acts both for claimants and defendants in personal injury, credit hire and road traffic trials, Stage 3 disposals, infant settlement approvals and interim application hearings at any stage of litigation. He is also happy to accept paperwork instructions in relation to such matters.

Personal Injury

Samuel is happy to accept instructions for both claimants and defendants in small claims and fast track matters, from interim and case management hearings, to Stage 3 disposals and trials. He is also happy to accept paperwork instructions, including pleadings, schedules and written advice.

Credit Hire

Samuel has developed significant experience of the core issues in credit hire matters, including need, enforceability, impecuniosity, period and rate. He acts for both claimants and defendants, and is comfortable with issues typically arising across credit hire litigation.

Clinical Negligence

Samuel is keen to develop his practice in this area, having studied such both during his MA and BPTC. He also developed practical experience of litigation in this area whilst working as a research assistant to a barrister prior to coming to the Bar, which included work on a number of High Court and Court of Appeal cases, and most notably assisting with preparation of the Appellant’s case for the Supreme Court appeal in Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2020] UKSC 14.

Civil Fraud

Samuel is happy to accept instructions for both claimants and defendants where issues of fundamental dishonesty and/or fraud arise, both in personal injury claims and in RTA claims generally.

General Common Law

Samuel is happy to accept instructions in all types of general common law matters. Prior to coming to the Bar he worked as a paralegal in a boutique firm in Mayfair, which involved assisting in preparation of a £1.8million breach of contract claim which succeeded at trial, as well as a number of other cases in trusts, tort and international contract law.

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Samuel regularly receives instructions from the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is happy to accept instructions in relation to both interim and substantive hearings in all regulatory & disciplinary matters.

If you would like to instruct Samuel Irving or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at

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Appointments & Memberships

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Education & Qualifications

  • 2018 – 2019: BPTC, City Law School
  • 2017 – 2018: MA Medical Ethics and Law, King’s College London (Distinction)
  • 2014 – 2017: BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford


Scholarships, prizes and awards

  • 2018: Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple
  • 2017: 42 Bedford Row Oxford Disability Law Essay Prize – Third Place
  • 2016: Wadham Moot, University of Oxford – Runner-up
  • 2016: Cuppers Mooting Competition, University of Oxford – Semi-finalist

During his studies Samuel was also a member of the 2014 Debating Matters National Champions team and went on both to compete in, and write for, a variety of mooting competitions including the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship.


Personal Interests

Samuel enjoys music ranging from opera to musicals, reading and gaming in fantasy worlds and occasionally subjecting himself to the whims of the baking deities.