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Sam Watts

Pupil Barrister

About Me

Sam studied philosophy at the University of Bristol, graduating with Upper Second-Class Honours. He then completed the GDL (Commendation) at BPP University whilst simultaneously teaching as a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire. He undertook the BPTC (Outstanding) at BPP Law School, having been awarded a Major Scholarship by the Inner Temple and an Advocacy Scholarship by BPP Law School.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Sam carried out an internship in the legal office of the UN World Food Programme, working on the Contractual and Constitutional Law team at their headquarters in Rome. Sam has subsequently worked at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, where he assisted in the investigation of possible institutional failings to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church.

University of Bristol, BA Philosophy

BPP University, GDL (Commendation)

BPP Law School, BPTC (Outstanding)

Awards and scholarships

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Major Scholarship

BPP Law School, Advocacy Scholarship



The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple



Chambers Awards

Chambers UK Bar
Leading Set 2020


The Legal 500
Leading Set 2020


Family Law Awards
Shortlisted 2019 Awards

family law awards