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Sam Murray-Hinde is well known for being a commercially astute, detailed, diligent, and eminently sensible litigator.

Legal 500 2021

Sam Murray-Hinde advises employers on workplace issues and employment tribunal proceedings, with a particular specialism in trade union disputes and collective bargaining.  She speaks fluent German.

Sam is a solicitor with broad experience across all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She works closely with the transport and sport industries.

She works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for employers by providing commercially-focused, industry-specific advice, with an increasingly international focus.  Working with businesses, HR professionals, boards, and Insolvency Practitioners, Sam advises on legal strategy to minimise litigation.

Sam works with clients across a wide spectrum of employment issues to include employment status, contract negotiations, TUPE, redundancies, re-organisations and employee exits, to name but a few. She is well-versed in handling complex grievance and disciplinary matters involving discrimination and whistle-blowing allegations.  She has also developed a specialism in advising foreign Embassies on matters relating to state immunity.

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

Recent work
  • Advising a foreign Embassy on tribunal claims brought against it.
  • Defending a transport client in a tribunal claim for protected disclosures and sex discrimination in the midst of media interest due to the salacious nature of the allegations.
  • Advising administrators on the employment aspects of a high profile business sale, drafting the relevant warranties and indemnities in the agreement, and advising on TUPE and minimising litigation risks.
  • Advising an executive on the terms of his exit from a large well-known retailer, negotiating a deal worth over £1m.
  • Advising an Olympic governing body on an internal safeguarding investigation.
  • Sitting as Chair on a disciplinary panel for an Olympic governing body.
  • Assisting a coach facing disciplinary proceedings, to include successfully appealing an FA interim suspension order.
  • Providing strategic advice to a transport client with a large unionised workforce on the implications of developing case law on holiday pay.
  • "Her communication is excellent and briefs to counsel are always meticulously prepared. She thinks of everything and has an enviable and intimate knowledge of the sectors that she works in. She can play hard ball when needed." Legal 500 2021
  • "Sam Murray-Hinde is an exceptional solicitor with excellent attention to detail and client care skills." Legal 500 2021
  • Sam is listed as a key lawyer in Employment: Employers by Legal 500 2020
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Sam is a lover of real ale and all things food-related, which means she's also an active gym-goer.


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