Sam is a paralegal at the Public Interest Law Centre working with Helen Mowatt.
He is currently working on public law challenges in relation to social housing, homelessness, and benefits. Alongside this he works in civil actions against the police and complaints relating to police conduct.
While recognising the limits of legal interventions as an avenue to social and political change, Sam is particularly interested in working alongside grassroots groups, trade unions and campaigning organisations to consider meaningful strategies through which legal processes can support resistance to state violence.
He has previously worked as a caseworker at Medical Justice, providing support to torture survivors and people with health problems imprisoned in immigration detention centres. Prior to that he worked as an immigration caseworker at Wilson Solicitors. He has been involved in a number of groups opposed to immigration detention and deportation, including SOAS Detainee Support and Haringey Migrant Support Centre. He currently volunteers at the Cleaners & Allied Independent Workers Union.