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Samantha Presland

Samantha Presland

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Samantha Presland specialises in the fields of Court of Protection, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. She has a particular interest and expertise in aspects of mental capacity law and in psychiatric injury cases.

She also has an extensive Inquests practice, spanning each of the Court of Protection, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury practice areas.

Sam acts for claimants, insured defendants and NHS Resolve alike in all of her fields of specialism. Within her Court of Protection practice she also acts for families, the Official Solicitor, the Office of the Public Guardian, Health Trusts and Local Authorities.

She brings to each and every case the same analytical approach, attention to detail, practical solutions and client focused, open and sensitive manner.

Sam is a qualified mediator and a member of the Civil Mediation Council, acting as a mediator in various civil and community matters. She finds her mediation experience and skills of particular value when acting in Court of Protection/mental capacity/medical treatment matters, where compromise and problem-solving are preferable to combative litigation, in order that best interests are met in a constructive way. This means that she has a genuine ability to relate compassionately but constructively with distressed families, as well as to work to achieve practical solutions with professional parties.

She is extremely approachable in her communications with both professional and lay clients. At the pre-instruction stage, Sam is always happy to discuss cases informally. As to urgent applications within the Court of Protection and in inherent jurisdiction cases, she is likewise ready to be contacted directly to expedite matters.

Sam accepts instructions from solicitors, as well as from members of the public, the latter under the Bar Council’s Public Access (i.e. Direct Access) scheme.

Sam sits in the Crown Court as a Criminal Recorder and chairs Youth Offender Panels in Brixton, London under the government’s restorative justice programme.

She is happy to undertake, or assist with training across any of her areas of practice, for solicitors who may wish to meet her to see how she approaches legal issues.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Criminal Recorder
  • APIL
  • PNBA

Samantha Presland is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Samantha Presland Accreditations


“She finds a way to win and provides excellent analysis of the evidence.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2015

“Fights hard for her clients.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2014

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