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Sam Murray-Hinde is an exceptional solicitor. I have worked with her for approximately 15 years and her attention to detail, promptness at dealing with issues arising in cases, and advice to clients is first class.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Sam Murray-Hinde advises employers on workplace issues and litigation, with particular specialisms in industrial relations, sport, investigations, employment issues in insolvency, and state and diplomatic immunity.

Listed in the Legal 500 as a Key Lawyer for both Employers and Partnership, Sam is a solicitor with broad experience across all areas of employment law and is recognised by her peers as an expert in employment tribunal litigation.  Her practice involves advising on a number of specialist areas of law and also has a strong focus on the sport and transport sectors.

In the field of sport, she routinely advises clubs, governing bodies, sport organisations, sportspersons and agents on a variety of issues, acting in high-profile matters.

As a trusted adviser, Sam works hard to achieve the best outcome for clients by providing creative commercially focused, industry-specific advice, with an increasingly international focus. Working with a variety of executives, businesses, HR professionals, boards and Insolvency Practitioners, Sam advises on legal strategy to minimise litigation. She is well-versed in advising on business protections and related litigation, handling complex grievance and disciplinary matters involving discrimination and whistleblowing allegations, and works closely with our other teams to provide seamless cross-practice advice and 'crisis management'.

Sam is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the German-British Chamber of Commerce. She speaks German.

Recent work
  • Acting for Yorkshire County Cricket Club under Lord Patel's stewardship across various stands, to include setting up the Whistleblowing Hotline, dispute resolution and acting in proceedings arising from charges brought against the Club by the ECB's Cricket Discipline Commission.
  • Acting for British Gymnastics, to include advising on internal and external investigations and disciplinary proceedings, and its engagement with The Whyte Review.
  • Acting for a Premier League manager and his coaching team in relation to their dismissals/exit.
  • Sitting as independent Chair on a disciplinary panel for an Olympic governing body.
  • Advising a media client on a request for trade union statutory recognition under TULRCA and the resulting process before the Central Arbitration Committee.
  • Advising a regional law firm partnership on complex internal grievances, partner exits and expulsions and regulatory aspects.
  • Advising joint administrators on the employment aspects of a high profile business sale, drafting  warranties and indemnities, advising on TUPE and minimising litigation risks.
  • Advising a foreign Embassy, to include on employment tribunal claims brought against it.

  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is an excellent leader, her specialism spans the employment-sports spaces, and she is absolutely on top of her brief and always a pleasure to work with." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is extremely efficient, knowledgeable, organised and client-friendly. She is an expert in transport and sport." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde deserves recognition within that team – she is excellent. Client-friendly and down-to-earth but there is nothing she doesn’t know about employment law." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde has been our partner contact throughout. Sam is extremely approachable, commercial and responsive. Her advice is candid and realistic." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Listed as Up and Coming, Employment: Employer, Chambers UK 2024
  • "Sam is excellent at managing complex cases and clients well because she is unflappable, sensible, commercial and always very calm so can defuse tension." Chambers UK 2024
  • "She is a responsive, clear and detail-oriented lawyer." Chambers UK 2024
  • "Not once has Sam steered us the wrong way, because she gives exceptionally clear advice." Chambers UK 2024
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Employment: Employers, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and commercial: Partnership, Legal 500 2023
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is outstanding. Hugely responsive, impressive in her knowledge and delivery. Her advice is always clear, incisive and commercial." Legal 500 2023
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is excellent. Her instructions to Counsel are concise and clear and the witness statements prepared by her always include every point that needs covering. Her trial preparation is first rate." Legal 500 2023
  • "Our go to person is Sam Murray-Hinde, her advice is always very credible, precise and takes into account the goals of the business. Sam understands the background of the company having seen the various changes over the years." Legal 500 2023
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is professional and extremely knowledgeable in her field and she is a pleasure to work with." Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Employment: Employers, Legal 500 2022 
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is absolutely superb. Good with clients. Technically excellent. And very good company." Legal 500 2022
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is exceptionally good, commercially astute, savvy and personable." Legal 500 2022

Did you know

Sam is a fan of real ale and all things food-related, but can also regularly be found at the ballet barre.


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