As many of you will be aware, our much loved and respected senior clerk, Paul ‘Sammy’ Sampson has been away from chambers for the past three months. In his absence, the rest of our redoubtable clerking and staff teams have worked exceptionally hard to maintain the high standards of service upon which Sammy has always insisted.
Sadly, since February, Sammy has been suffering from ill health. As a result, and with great regret, both on his part and that of the whole of chambers, Sammy has reached a decision that now is the right time for him to step down from his longstanding role as senior clerk.
Sammy started at Brick Court, (from which Coram emerged) at sixteen, rising rapidly through the ranks to become senior clerk. He has been our senior clerk at Coram since its inception eighteen years ago. During that time, he has seen us through a successful merger, a relocation, and incorporation. Under his watchful eye, chambers has not only weathered many changes, it has thrived and grown. We have all been privileged to receive a famously high level of individual care and attention from Sammy and his team.
Sammy is a ‘one off’ and we will all miss him greatly. We wish him a speedy return to good health and to his usual ebullient good form.
Further announcements in respect of chambers’ new senior leadership team will follow in due course. In the meantime, our clerking and staff teams will continue to provide the usual high quality service for which they are so rightly known.
Mark Twomey QC & Martha Cover
Joint Heads of Coram Chambers